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August 1, 2015


Jericho, a lion ally of Zimbabwe’s beloved poaching victim Cecil, is alive and well, the Zimbabwe wildlife authority and researchers said Sunday.

The killing of Cecil by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer during an allegedly illegal hunt sparked a global outcry in recent days. On Saturday, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force reported that Jericho, who was seen taking care of Cecil’s cubs, had also been poached.

Brent Stapelkamp, who is following Jericho’s movements in the Hwange National Park with the help of a satellite collar on the lion, posted Sunday on Facebook that the big cat is alive.


The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed today in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.  Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally.  Cecil was also killed illegally, and Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of American dentist Walter Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the lion.


  1. August 2, 2015 8:20 AM

    HEART-BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: According to NPR they weren’t even brothers.

  2. August 2, 2015 8:08 AM

    More BREAKING NEWS: Jericho the lion, brother of Cecil, the lion that was killed by an American dentist, is alive and roaming his park in Zimbabwe, researcher confirmed. The group that earlier told CNN that Jericho had been killed retracted its statements Sunday.

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