Ce­cil’s cub killed

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

HARARE: Xan­nda, one of Ce­cil the Lion’s cubs, has been shot dead by a tro­phy hunter just out­side the Hwange Na­tional Park in north west Zim­babwe.

Xanda was in his prime, at about 6,5 years, and had an elec­tronic col­lar which was tuned in so his move­ments were mon­i­tored by re­searchers in the area.

The Zim­bab­wean pro­fes­sional hunter on this shoot, was Richard Cooke, who handed the col­lar from the dead lion to re­searchers.

Ce­cil the Lion’s death al­most ex­actly two years ago caused out­rage around the world among an­i­mal wel­fare groups and an­ti­hunt­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions. For­eign Ser­vice

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