Cecil the lion's son, Xanda, 'shot dead' in Zimbabwe by professional hunter

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Luglio 20, 2017

The son of Cecil The Lion has been shot dead by a big game hunter in Africa just two years after the father was tragically slaughtered by an American dentist, sparking worldwide outrage!

According to the Telegraph, Richard Cooke from RC Safaris was leading an expedition and turned the tag in to researchers who were able to identify the young lion's body.

Oxford University's Department of Zoology has a team supplying collars to monitor the lions in the Hwange National Park.

Xanda's death is likely to cause similar outrage as the death of Cecil, or Harambe or the Harlem deer or Marius the giraffe or any other cute creature whose death allows people to temporarily adopt moral high ground by pretending they care about the wellbeing of animals.

Xanda, the son of Cecil the Lion, has been shot dead by a big game hunter.

Loveridge said he hoped that there would soon be a 5km (3 mile) exclusion zone around the Hwange National Park so that hunters would no longer accidentally shoot collared lions that wonder outside the boundary of the Park.

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Cecil the Lion was killed in 2015

The 13-year-old lion was decapitated and skinned when he was killed two years ago. He is ethical and he returned the collar and communicated what had happened. "His hunt was legal and Xanda was over six years old so it is all within the stipulated regulations", Loveridge said.

While Zimbabwean authorities said Palmer had legal authority to hunt, they were stung by the global outcry over Cecil's death and charged local hunter Theo Bronkhorst, who assisted Palmer, with failing to prevent an unlawful hunt.

Following Cecil's death, his killer Dr Palmer, a 55-year-old dentist from Minnesota, US, was discovered to have paid $65,000 (£50,000) to shoot and kill lion with a bow and arrow.

But today, it emerged that one of them had been killed by a big game trophy hunter in Zimbabwe. Palmer had a permit and was not charged with any crime.

Pictured Cecil the lion, whose son, Xanda the lion was killed during a trophy hunt at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park.

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