5 Poachers Dead And 3 Injured After Pride of Lions Sneaked Up On Them (QUESTIONABLE)

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Notice: The validity of this article is in question as this article is listed as VERIFIED and UNVERIFIED on different websites. To be safe, we are going with Snope’s verdict of NOT TRUE. Sorry to burst your bubble. You can read this untrue story for entertainment value. 


One Green Planet and World News Daily reported that a group of poachers were hunting elephants near the town of Harare when a pride of 20 adult Southwest African lions ambushed them. Of the group of 10 poachers, 5 were killed and three were injured. The survivors were arrested at a nearby village upon getting medical treatment.

Zimbabwe Police Commissioner-General, Augustine Chihuri, described the scene as “a horrible bloodbath” where the bones of the dead poachers were seen scattered over a few hundreds of square meters. He further announced that he hopes this incident will serve as a warning to poachers to not go harming nature’s children.

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The Commissioner-General of Zimbabwe Republic Police, Augustine Chihuri.

The surviving poachers, currently in custody is expected to face criminal charges including illegal hunting, possession of illegal weapons and contravening the Parks and Wildlife Act. Should they be convicted guilty, they may face sentences of up to 25 years in jail and fines of up to $100,000.

UPDATE: We have good reasons to believe that this story is not true as there are conflicting reports from different websites. We are going with SNOPE’S verdict of untrue. Thank you for contacting us and letting us know about it (Score one for citizen journalism!). 

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Zimbabwe: Pride of lions kills 5 poachers and injures 3 others


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21 thoughts on “5 Poachers Dead And 3 Injured After Pride of Lions Sneaked Up On Them (QUESTIONABLE)

  1. Apparently this website doesn’t do any fact checking. This story is COMPLETELY MADE UP, FALSE, NOT TRUE!!! Pretty much destroys the credibility of this website when a simple look at snopes or search on the web will tell you it’s fake.


  2. Based on a true story, but embellished for dramatic impact. Real story: 5 poachers, 2 dogs, jumped by 2 lions. Scorecard: 2 dogs, one poacher dead, 3 poachers up a tree, 5th poacher may still be running. Lions not hurt.


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