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.
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.]