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Jericho The Lion Now Said To Be On Around The Clock Watch To Guard Against Poachers!

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While Cecil the lion may have unfortunately rocketed to fame after being killed illegally by an American hunter, his brother Jericho has a security detail to ensure that won't happen to him, too.

According to reports, officials from the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force are monitoring and tracking Jericho around the clock to ensure nothing suspicious happens to him with regards to poachers.

[ Related: EXCLUSIVE! Lisa Vanderpump SLAMS Cecil The Lion's Killer ]

Apparently, Jericho is now the alpha male for Cecil's pride of lions, and should the remaining brother be killed, too, that pride would be left unprotected in the wild — a dangerous situation in the animal kingdom.

So while the report that came to light Sunday over Jericho's death was thankfully incorrect, it appears Zimbabwean officials still aren't taking any chances with this lion.

[Image via Splash News.]

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Feared Dead, Cecil The Lion's Brother Jericho Turns Out To Be Alive And Well!

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UPDATE 5:48 PM EST: ​Brent Stapelkamp of the Hwange Lion Research Project said of the rumored killing:

"He looks alive and well to me as far as I can tell."

Phew, what a relief!
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Could this story get any more heartbreaking?!

According to sources, Cecil The Lion's brother, Jericho, has been killed by poachers. So sad!

[ Related: Cecil The Lion's Killer Has Been Contacted By U.S. Officials After Calls For His Extradition Back To Zimbabwe! ]

Insiders reveal that Jericho was gunned down in Huwange National Park just days after his brother was cruelly killed by dentist, Walter Palmer. A spokesperson for the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said:

"It is with great sadness and regret that we report that Jericho was shot dead … We are absolutely heartbroken."

WHAT. How did this even happen?!

What makes this situation even worse is that Jericho was in charge of taking care of Cecil's cubs who are now in danger without the presence of a male lion.

Ugh! We're so sickened!

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