Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force Apologizes for Story About Jericho the Lion, Says He's 'Alive and Well'

August 2, 2015 2:20 PM

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Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force Apologizes for Story About Jericho the Lion, Says He's 'Alive and Well'

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force has apologized after claiming that a lion named Jericho, which they said was the "brother" of Cecil, was shot and killed by a hunter, and now says the lion is "alive and well."

"I would like to sincerely apologise for my last report where I stated that Jericho had been killed," Johnny Rodrigues, Chairman for the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said in a statement Sunday. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force is not an official government agency.

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