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A PARC ranger who identified wildlife for wealthy tourists was eaten alive after two lions ambushed him as he stalked cheetahs.

Malibongwe Mfila, 27, was mutilated to death by two young male lions on March 6 while on a luxury safari in South Africa.

The tragic animal hunter had seen the tracks of the two cheetahs coming out of the dirt road on which he was driving his jeep before getting out of the vehicle to follow them on foot.

Mfila had explored the 22,000 acres alone in his jeep at the Marataba Safari Lodge in Marakele National Park, looking for signs of the Big 5.

In a horrific twist of fate, just 20 meters away, two young male lions hid camouflaged in the thick vegetation of the safari sanctuary.

The couple jumped up and pulled the 27-year-old to the ground before clinging to his body.

South African police spokesman Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo confirmed that the young ranger was attacked and killed by lions who were later killed.

“I was busy driving through the bush looking for animals like elephants and lions to tell the guides where to go on game drives.

“He allegedly stopped his vehicle and got out. As he was leaving the road, he was suddenly attacked and killed by two lions,” he said.

Another driver in the park spotted the lions the animal watch specialist devoured before sounding the alarm. The rangers who responded immediately shot the big cats.

The administration of Marataba Park confirmed that two young male lions had been euthanized and both had undergone an autopsy.

“Obviously, if the lion does this, it will repeat the same action,” Mojapelo continued.

According to Fundisile Mketeni, executive director of the South African National Parks Authority, park officials were “shocked” after the vicious attack that killed their colleague.

SANParks spokesperson Reynold Thakhuli said: “He was following wildlife as part of his regular duties for Marataba when he died.”

“He was following the cheetah’s trail and it looks like he got out of the vehicle and was only walking 20 yards when he ran into two male lions.”

“They attacked and killed him.”

More Family Collection CEO and owner Robert More, which runs luxury accommodation valued at £ 750 a night, paid tribute to the late stalker.

“Malibongwe was an integral part of the Marataba Luxury Lodges field pilots team and promised a very prosperous future.

“The Marataba family are devastated by their loss and we will all miss here his good humor and natural talent,” he said.

The Safari Lodge promises “nature around the corner” and is popular with affluent tourists who want to take a look at the Big 5.

The resort is a four-hour drive from Johannesburg, at the foot of the Waterberg Mountains in Limpopo Province, home to lions, leopards, buffaloes, rhinos and elephants.

Malibongwe’s role as a ranger was to try and locate the animals before the radio broadcasts the details to the rangers for the setup before the safari trips.

Male lions can weigh up to 500 pounds, grow to four feet in height and seven feet in length.

Big cats are considered one of Africa’s most dangerous predators.

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