Cecil The Lion’s Brother Jericho Shot Dead In Zimbabwe (PHOTOS)

Jericho top,Cecil below

Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been killed by poachers in  Zimbabwe.The lion named Jericho was looking after Cecil’s cubs .This comes just days after the death of Cecil by US dentist Walter Palmer.

Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said:

“It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon. We have no further details but will advise as soon as we know more.’We are absolutely heartbroken. We have no further details but will advise as soon as we know more.’

 

US dentist Walter Palmer has now gone into hiding following protests outside his office.Zimbabwe has called for Palmer to be extradited from the United States after accusing him of killing the much-loved animal illegally.

Cecil and Jericho grew up together in the same pride, which boasts around six lionesses and their cubs, in the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Cecil right,Jericho left on the floor

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