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Police note rise in lion poaching in Limpopo

In the latest incident, two lions were found dead at the Bushfellows Game Lodge in Marble Hall.

A lioness at Lion Park, Johannesburg. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Limpopo police officials have noted a rise in lion poaching in the province following the deaths of at least four lions this week.

In the latest incident, two lions were found dead at the Bushfellows Game Lodge in Marble Hall early Saturday morning.

Police spokesperson Moatshe Ngoepe says it’s the second incident in as many days.

“Following the killing of two lions in Vaalwater outside Lephalale, police in Marble Hall have launched a manhunt for the suspects. The suspects cut off the heads and paws of the two lions.”

Police are calling on the public to come forward with information about the killings.

(Edited by Zamangwane Shange)

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