Son of Cecil the Lion Killed in Zimbabwean Hunt

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -

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

A group named Friends of Hwange Trust said Thursday on social media that 6-year-old Xanda, Cecil’s son, was shot on a “legal trophy hunt” several days ago. The group says Xanda, who was wearing a GPS collar installed by researchers, was killed outside the boundary of Hwange National Park.

Another group named Lions of Hwange National Park says Xanda was killed by a Zimbabwean professional hunter.