School Delays across the Tennessee Valley

UPDATE: Reports conflict on whether Cecil the lion’s brother Jericho was illegally killed by hunters on Saturday

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Cecil the lion in an undated photo (CNN)

ZIMBABWE (CNN) — The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN.

Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

The group even made the announcement public on their Facebook page.

Later, however, an Oxford University researcher tracking Jericho told CNN that the lion was alive and moving as of 8 p.m. local time Saturday, based on the GPS data from the animal’s collar.

Brent Stapelkamp, a researcher helping to track Jericho, told CNN that the GPS didn’t suggest anything out of the ordinary, and they were working to clarify conflicting reports.

 

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.