Cecil the lion's brother is alive, Zimbabwe government says

August 2, 2015 8:36 PM

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HARARE, Zimbabwe — After conflicting reports earlier in the day that the brother of Cecil the lion had been killed, the Zimbabwe National Parks & Wildlife Management Authority officially confirmed later Saturday that the lion, named Jericho, is still alive and well in Hwange National Park.

One conservation group in Zimbabwe had reported Jericho’s death earlier Saturday. Cecil’s killing by a Minnesota dentist sparked outrage around the globe, and the possibility of his brother launched a similar stream of invective onto social media.

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