Cecil the Lion’s son killed by trophy hunter
Cecil the Lion’s death shocked the world in 2015. Now his son was hunted two years later.
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Memories of Cecil the Lion and his untimely demise in 2015, at the hands of an American dentist on a hunting trip, are resurfacing after a national park in Zimbabwe reported Thursday that the famous lion’s son was shot and killed.
Xanda, a 6-year-old lion living in Hwange National Park, was reportedly shot on a trophy hunt organized by a professional hunter, Richard Cooke, who has a Zimbabwe-based safari service listed online.
The park reported that Cooke had previously hunted Xanda’s brother in 2015, who was a 4-year-old lion. Xanda has several young cubs.
In an interview with the Telegraph, a researcher who was monitoring Xanda’s movements with an electronic collar explained that Xanda was killed outside the park and that Cooke’s hunt was legal.
Cecil, who was similarly killed outside park boundaries when he was 13 years old, left behind 13 sons and daughters, including Xanda.
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