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Lions Eat Poacher Leaving Only His Head At South Africa Park

By Ashish Ranjan, 21 February 2018

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9 It is a challenge to identify the man

The area where the poacher was found dead is mostly known for rhino poaching historically. But, the territory in which the eaten man was found belonged to lions. As most of the body parts of the man have been eaten, it is a great challenge for the authorities to be able to identify the man. They also believe that having head will be helpful in finding out the person’s identity.

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10Ngoepe said, “The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced”

“The process of identifying the deceased has already commenced, and it might be made possible by the fact that his head is amongst the remains that were found at the scene,” Ngoepe said.

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11 Body parts of lions are used in certain medicines

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One of the main reasons why the bodies of lion are mostly required by poachers is that their body parts are used in certain medicines which is prevalent in parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. The poachers get a good value on the body parts of the lions. Body parts of lions are sold at a very high prices.

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12 Poachers are fined with hefty amounts

The poachers, who are caught by authorities for their quest of animals, are generally fined with hefty amounts. Hence, the poachers always approach their works as an economic risk-to-reward balance. The authorities know that there is not much which can be done when an animal was captured. As a result, the risk-to-reward stakes are very high than the economic aspects.

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