Cecil the Lion’s Brother, Jericho, Has Allegedly Been Killed [UPDATED]

[Update 8-1-2015 1:17 p.m. PST] It appears that CNN, who was first to report on the incident, may have jumped the gun. According to Reuters, Jericho is alive and well.

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.

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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.
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