[Update 8-1-2015 1:17 p.m. PST]
Jericho, the brother of Ceil the Lion, was illegally killed on Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimabwe, according to a report by CNN.
The lion was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.
About two hours ago the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force posted the following on Facebook:
Jericho was responsible for taking car of Cecil’s cubs after dentist Walter Palmer paid $55,000
to kill him last month. Now that Jericho is dead too, the cubs survivability is uncertain.