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Cecil the lion’s son killed by hunter

Zimbabwean lion called “Cecil” was killed by American dentist and trophy hunter Walter Palmer in 2015. Picture: 2015.

THE son of Cecil the Lion has been killed by trophy hunters just two years after his father suffered the same fate.

Conservationists in Zimbabwe confirmed the son of Cecil, whose 2015 killing prompted an international outcry, has been fatally shot during a hunt.

A group named Friends of Hwange Trust said Thursday on Facebook that six-year-old Xanda, Cecil’s son, was shot on a “legal trophy hunt” several days ago.

The group said Xanda, who was wearing a GPS collar installed by researchers, was killed outside the boundary of Hwange National Park.

Jarrod Sierocki

Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe before he was killed by trophy hunters in 2015. Picture: Andy Loveridge/Wildlife Conservation Research Unit.Source:Supplied

Jarrod Sierocki

Walter Palmer was accused of killing Cecil, a beloved lion, in Zimbabwe. Picture: Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM.Source:Supplied

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