Cecil the lion's brother Jericho illegally killed by hunters on Saturday

The brother of slain Cecil the lion,named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange

Published 08/01 2015 03:16PM

Updated 08/01 2015 03:16PM

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The brother of slain Cecil the lion, named Jericho, was killed Saturday in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, a senior park official told CNN.

Jericho was gunned down by a hunter operating illegally, said Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force.

Cecil was also killed illegally, and Zimbabwe is seeking the extradition of American dentist Walter Palmer on accusations that he and others illegally hunted the lion, authorities said.

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