Cecil the LionDavid MacdonaldMakes Statement

Cecil, Jericho not related

2 Aug, 2015

Contrary to earlier reports, MacDonald, director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at Oxford, says Jericho is not the brother of Cecil the Lion.

They were not related, though their bond was one close to brotherhood. Male lions often form what are termed co-operative ‘coalitions’ with unrelated males in order to better compete with other males for territories and prides.

Jericho is currently caring for and defending Cecil’s cubs.

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