"It is imperative that wildlife is given adequate space to be able to leave a congested area like downtown Seward. People not giving the animal space and getting close to take photos resulted in a wild animal dying for no cause."
Now, a year to the day later, we have some great news about the majestic wild animal that was taken too soon in honor of the anniversary of his death.
While Cecil's brother Jericho was initially thought to be dead, not only has he survived the entire year without the leader of the pride… but all three of his lionesses and all seven of his cubs are alive as well!
Despite authorities saying they killed the animal responsible for the child's death, the Orlando Sentinel put in a records request to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to find out some stats on the dangerous reptiles in the area.
But according to the latest trailer for The Legend of Tarzan, you can't take the jungle out of the man — as evidenced by the wild scenes featuring Alexander Skarsgård kicking some serious civilized ass!
Years after he left the jungles of Africa behind for a regular life as John Clayton III, Tarzan travels back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament — or so he thinks!
The foot-long animal — which cannot survive long out of water — was eventually killed due to overheating and dehydration.
Video footage shows the dolphin dying on the ground, laying motionless.
The species — also known as La Plata dolphins — can only be found in Argentina, Uruguay, and Brazil, and can only inhabit saltwater.
They are categorized as "vulnerable" on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of Threatened Species, and has a population of under 30,000.
Once video of the horrific incident began circulating, the Argentine Wildlife Foundation (AWF) quickly condemned the swimmers.
"This incident should serve to remind people about the need to return these dolphins to the sea if one is found outside of the water… It's fundamental that people help rescue these animals because every Franciscan has value."
Not surprisingly, people took to Twitter to vent their outrage