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Poacher Killed by Elephant and Eaten by Lions in South Africa

By Stephanie Pappas, Live Science Contributor

A suspected rhino poacher in South Africa’s Kruger National Park was killed by an elephant last week, park officials have announced. Lions then scavenged the poacher’s remains.

The story has emerged as something of a feel-good tale on social media, even as conservationists warn against viewing poaching in simplistic terms.

“This is always disappointing to see,” tweeted Sabah Ibrahim, a naturalist and environmental educator. “The demand for rhino horn comes from extremely wealthy consumers who almost never face any form of justice, and the poachers themselves are more often than not desperate people existing in crushing post-colonial poverty.” [In Photos: The Last 5 Northern White Rhinos]

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Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.

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