Son of Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe
9 A son of Cecil the lion was killed by trophy hunters in Zimbabwe, meeting the same fate as his father, whose death in 2015 caused a global outcry.
Xanda, pictured, was six years old and had fathered a number of cubs. He was shot on 7 July just outside the Hwange national park, not far from where Cecil died, but news of the death only became public last week. The hunt was organised by the Zimbabwean private hunter Richard Cooke, but his clients have not been revealed. Xanda was wearing a GPS tracking collar, fitted by scientists who study lions. Xanda was the pride male in a group with tw two adult lionesses and cu cubs, which roamed near th the park boundary.
Scie Scientists studying the Hw Hwange lions want a 5km no-hunting zone to be formed around the pa park.
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