Lion Poaching Epidemic

Ken AshfordEnergy and Conservation, Environment & Global Warming & EnergyLeave a Comment

The madness continues:

Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwe, park officials have claimed.

The beloved animal was protecting Cecil’s lion cubs after he was killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world.

Where is that dentist guy?


Conflicting information is emerging regarding the reported death of Jericho, the brother of Cecil the lion. Wildlife conservation organization Bhejane Trust, citing Hwange lion researcher Brent Staplekamp, called the report false and says Jericho was “alive and well” as of 8:30 p.m. local time, moving around with a female. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force had previously confirmed that Jericho had been shot and killed this afternoon.

Confusing, indeed.