Beloved lion Cecil was killed by a murderous dentist back in 2015, to the tears and outrage of everyone with even a shred of a soul. 

And now, in a horrible blow to us lion-lovers, his 6-year-old son Xanda has met the same fate: shot by a trophy hunter outside a national park in Zimbabwe, almost exactly two years after his dad’s death. 

People are absolutely livid. 

Some are arguing that letting hunters pay to kill giant majestic beasts is the best way for the nation of Zimbabwe to preserve the populations in their national parks, but lion researchers are devastated by the loss of Xanda.

As are we all.

Source: The Australian

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