In a Facebook post, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force wrote announced “with huge disgust and sadness” the death of Jericho the lion.
CNN reported the hunter had been operating illegally.
However, Oxford University scientists who had been tracking the lions told the Mail On Sunday newspaper that Jericho was alive and well.
Brent Stapelkamp, a field researcher for the Hwange Lion Research Project, which is monitoring Jericho using a GPS tag, told Reuters the lion was appeared “alive and well.”
One of our community members, Melanie sent us a link to Jericho's tracking collar and it's moving!
We have good reasons to believe Jericho is alive and well with people on the ground confirming Jericho's health. CNN and DailyMail do not have anyone on site while oxford and Hwange Resarch Group located in Zimbabwe are denying the news.
But we're just providing you the conflicting reports so YOU can draw your own conclusion.
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