Jericho, brother of Cecil the lion, shot dead by poachers

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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...richo-shot-dead-poachers-Zimbabwean-park.html
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    Cecil (right) the lion's brother Jerciho (left) has been shot dead in a park in Zimbabwe

    ecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.

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

    Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during.

    Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.

    'We are absolutely heartbroken. We have no further details but will advise as soon as we know more.'

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    Excrement-filled dentist Palmer has admitted killing the 13-year-old predator Cecil

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    Zimbabwe is a sucky excuse for a country rampant with govt payola. We really should ban travel and commerce there.
     
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...richo-shot-dead-poachers-Zimbabwean-park.html

    BREAKING NEWS: Cecil the lion's brother Jericho shot dead by poachers in Zimbabwean park
    • Jericho was looking after Cecil's cubs after he was shot by Walter Palmer
    • Park officials said they were 'heartbroken' after the recent shooting
    • It means they are now vulnerable and are at risk of being killed
    • Palmer, 55, has been in hiding since he admitted killing the beloved lion
    • His horrifying actions have caused outrage around the world
    By WILLS ROBINSON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

    PUBLISHED: 12:55 EST, 1 August 2015 | UPDATED: 14:04 EST, 1 Aug

    Cecil the lion's brother Jericho has been shot dead by poachers in a park in Zimbabwe.

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

    Jericho is believed to have been gunned down during an illegal hunting operation in Hwange National Park on Saturday afternoon during.

    Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement: 'It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead at 4pm this afternoon.

    'We are absolutely heartbroken. We have no further details but will advise as soon as we know more.'


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    Cecil (right) the lion's brother Jerciho (left) has been shot dead in a park in Zimbabwe

    Before his death there had been concerns Jericho would not be able to hold the territory of Cecil's cubs alone and could be chased away by rival lions.

    Unprotected, the lionesses and cubs are now under threat and also move away or be killed.

    Last week Mr Rodrigues, told the Daily Mail Online Jericho was keeping the cubs safe from any rival males.

    When contacted on Saturday a woman who answered the phone said he was too devastated to speak.

    The horrifying news came on the day the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority announced a crackdown on hunting around the park with Jericho was killed.

    Palmer has admitted killing the 13-year-old predator Cecil, who was fitted with a GPS collar as part of the Oxford University study.

    He allegedly paid $55,000 to shoot the majestic creature with a bow and arrow after allegedly luring him away from his habitat with meat.

    But he said in a statement he had hired professional guides and believed all the necessary hunting permits were in order.

    He has not been sighted since his identity was revealed by Zimbabwean conservationists earlier this week.

    Zimbabwe has called for Palmer to be extradited from the United States after accusing him of killing the much-loved animal illegally.

    Environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said the dentist should be handed over to Zimbabwean officials to face justice, adding that she understood prosecutors had started the legal process to make that happen.

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    Jericho (top) was protecting his lion cubs after he was shot dead by Minnesota dentist, Walter Palmer earlier this month, sparking outrage around the world

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    Cecil's cubs are now at risk of death following Jericho's death. There were already fears he would not be able to protect their territory on his own

    Referring to the 55-year-old trophy hunter from Minnesota as a 'foreign poacher', she said: 'We are appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be made accountable for his illegal actions.'

    Muchinguri also said Palmer's use of a bow and arrow to kill the lion, who is said to have been lured out of Hwange National Park with bait before being shot, was in contravention of Zimbabwean hunting regulations.

    Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst insisted he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, telling AFP he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar.

    'I don't believe I failed in any duties at all, I was engaged by a client to do a hunt for him and we shot an old male lion that I believed was past his breeding age. I don't think that I've done anything wrong,' Bronkhorst said

    He said: 'Both I and the client were extremely devastated that this thing had a collar on because at no time did we see a collar on this lion prior to shooting it.

    'We were devastated... I left the collar there at the bait site and unfortunately that was stupid of me and negligent of me.'

    Bronkhorst was granted bail by the Hwange court on Wednesday after being charged with 'failing to prevent an illegal hunt' when he led the expedition in early July.

    Palmer, a life-long big game hunter, managed to return to the United States before the authorities were aware of the controversy around Cecil's death.

    'It was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher because he had already absconded to his country of origin,' Muchinguri said.

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    Palmer has admitted killing the 13-year-old predator Cecil, who was fitted with a GPS collar as part of the Oxford University study

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    Zimbabwe has called for Palmer (left) to be extradited from the United States after accusing him of killing the much-loved animal illegally

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    I am speechless.

    Enough.
     
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    Hmm, did Cecil kill cubs as well before he was famous? And if so, does it change anything?
     
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    Kind of, Cecil's cubs will die because of some asshole privileged shithead American.
     
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    Hilarious
     
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    When a lion takes over a pride and runs out the current male he does indeed kill the cubs so he can introduce his bloodline. A lion can produce more cubs and the female lions get pregnant almost the same day. I must ask you, your statement makes no sense at all, a poacher kills a lion they are gone. You cannot compare the two.
     
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    zimbabwe needs to make an example of a couple of poachers. what are the chances that some politicians aren't getting a piece of the action?
     
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    I'm a meat eater with no plans on stopping, but this shit is unnecessary.
     
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    Fuck off with your "privileged" bullshit.
     
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    Sorry - I didn't see the other thread before I posted mine.
     
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    Oh fuck I'm sorry I upset you. I must have made a mistake thinking that some asshole that spent $50,000 to poach a national treasure was "privileged".
     
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    Nice grammar you dope
     
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    If a Reggie in Zimbabwe can make $50K it's like making a million in the US, they would offer their own mother, they couldn't care less about the lions. And a rich person hunting a tame lion is like a millionaire dating a modoe, easy peasy.