In the wake of Cecil the Lion brutal killing last month and his murder receiving condemnation from around the world, it was initially reported
that Cecil’s brother Jericho was also killed by a hunter August 1,
according to an announcement issued by the Zimbabwe Conservation Task
force. Like something ripped from the Disney animated film, The Lion King,
this potential tragedy had Cecil’s line of succession in potential
danger — this time, not at the hands of humans, but by fellow lions.