Cecil the king

Last ever pictures of Cecil the lion show majestic beast just months before his tragic death

These may be some of the last ever images taken of Cecil the lion, whose death earlier this month caused uproar after he was shot down by US dentist Walter Palmer. A series of snaps show the majestic Cecil relaxing with the p... read more>>

Jericho Lives! This is the first picture of Jericho the lion, Cecils second in command and proof that he is alive.
PIC BY BRENT STAPELKAMP / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: wow (October 2013)) - These may be some of the last ever images taken of Cecil the lion, whose death earlier this month caused uproar after he was shot down by US dentist Walter Palmer. A series of snaps dating back to 2012 shows the majestic Cecil relaxing with the pride and playing with his family. Photographer Brent Stapelkamp, 37, from Zimbabwe, had been tracking Cecils progress for a number of years in his role as a lion researcher at the Hwange National Park. Brent last saw Cecil in May 2015, as he captured an incredible shot of the regal lion staring poignantly into the distance. He said: Cecil was a very important lion to me because he represented the Hwange lion population. He was something of a flagship cat and was very much a public figure and a symbol for Hwange and Zimbabwe. We are saddened by this story but believe that his death will bring vital attention to the plight of lions. SEE CATERS COPY.
PIC BY BRENT STAPELKAMP / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Unmistakable (May 2015 - Last sighting for me)) - These may be some of the last ever images taken of Cecil the lion, whose death earlier this month caused uproar after he was shot down by US dentist Walter Palmer. A series of snaps dating back to 2012 shows the majestic Cecil relaxing with the pride and playing with his family. Photographer Brent Stapelkamp, 37, from Zimbabwe, had been tracking Cecils progress for a number of years in his role as a lion researcher at the Hwange National Park. Brent last saw Cecil in May 2015, as he captured an incredible shot of the regal lion staring poignantly into the distance. He said: Cecil was a very important lion to me because he represented the Hwange lion population. He was something of a flagship cat and was very much a public figure and a symbol for Hwange and Zimbabwe. We are saddened by this story but believe that his death will bring vital attention to the plight of lions. SEE CATERS COPY.
PIC BY BRENT STAPELKAMP / CATERS NEWS - (PICTURED: Tiring work this (November 2012)) - These may be some of the last ever images taken of Cecil the lion, whose death earlier this month caused uproar after he was shot down by US dentist Walter Palmer. A series of snaps dating back to 2012 shows the majestic Cecil relaxing with the pride and playing with his family. Photographer Brent Stapelkamp, 37, from Zimbabwe, had been tracking Cecils progress for a number of years in his role as a lion researcher at the Hwange National Park. Brent last saw Cecil in May 2015, as he captured an incredible shot of the regal lion staring poignantly into the distance. He said: Cecil was a very important lion to me because he represented the Hwange lion population. He was something of a flagship cat and was very much a public figure and a symbol for Hwange and Zimbabwe. We are saddened by this story but believe that his death will bring vital attention to the plight of lions. SEE CATERS COPY.

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