Bad Week for Lions=> Cecil the Lion’s Brother Is Poached in Zimbabwe
What ended up being a bad week for lions got even worse…
Cecil the Lion’s brother Jericho was shot dead this week in Zimbabwe.
Cecil (right) the lion’s brother Jerciho (left) has been shot dead in a park in Zimbabwe. (Daily Mail)
The Daily Mail reported:
Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead in a park in Zimbabwe.
The animal was protecting his lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.
Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: ‘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.’
Before his death there had been concerns Jericho would not be able to hold the territory of Cecil’s cubs alone and could be chased away by rival lions.
Unprotected, the lionesses and cubs are now under threat and also move away or be killed.
Last week Mr Rodrigues, told the Daily Mail Online Jericho was keeping the cubs safe from any rival males.
Dr. Walter J Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, killed the famed “Cecil the Lion” in Zimbabwe on or around July 6.
Cecil the Lion, 13, was wounded by an arrow before he was tracked, shot dead, skinned and beheaded.