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Another American Doctor Accused of Illegally Killing a Lion

Wildlife officials in Zimbabwe have just announced that a second American doctor, Jan Casmir Sieski, allegedly illegally killed a lion in a bow and arrow hunt in the country back in April.

The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority released a statement saying they had arrested Headman Sibanda in connection with Cecil the Lion‘s killing “for breaching hunting regulations in that he hunted without a quota and permit at his Railway Farm 31 and is also the owner of Nyala Safaris which conducted the hunt.”

Headman was also named with Jan, a doctor with a practice in Pennsylvania, for killing another lion in April.

Contrary to belief, Cecil‘s brother Jericho is alive after rumors spread he was also killed.

Pictured below: Cecil (the lion with the darker mane) and Jericho playing with each other in photos taken in May 2014.

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Cecil the Lion's Brother Jericho Killed by Illegal Hunters

UPDATE: Zimbabwe officials have confirmed that Jericho has NOT been shot and he is alive and well.
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More sad news has come out of Zimbabwe – Cecil the Lion‘s brother Jericho has been killed by illegal hunters just days after the beloved animal’s killing.

What makes this story even more sad is that Jericho had been protecting the cubs of his brother Cecil following his death.

“It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been informed that Jericho, Cecil‘s brother has been killed at 4pm today,” the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said in a statement (via the New York Daily News). “We are absolutely heartbroken.”

No other details are known right now.

Pictured below: Cecil (the lion with the darker mane) and Jericho playing with each other in photos taken in May 2014.

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Dentist Walter Palmer Contacts U.S Authorities Over Cecil the Lion Investigation

Dr. Walter Palmer, the American dentist accused of killing the beloved Cecil the Lion, has reportedly contacted U.S. authorities to cooperate with the investigation into the lion’s death.

A rep for the dentist reached out to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service after days of being in hiding, according to TMZ.

READ: Celebs show their outrage over Cecil the Lion‘s killing

Not only have the Fish and Wildlife Service been looking into the case, the U.S. Department of Justice is also part of the investigation into Cecil‘s death.

Officials in Zimbabwe want to extradite Palmer to face criminal charges in their country.

Cecil The Lion's Death Sparks Outrage Among Celebs

Cecil the Lion‘s killing has outraged people around the world and tons of celebs are speaking out to show their disgust at alleged killer, Walter J. Palmer.

The Minnesota dentist reportedly paid $55,000 to kill the iconic lion in Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Cecil was lured out of the park and shot to death.

The lion was known to guests who visited the park and enjoyed human contact.

“In early July, I was in Zimbabwe on a bow hunting trip for big game. I hired several professional guides and they secured all proper permits. To my knowledge, everything about this trip was legal and properly handled and conducted,” Palmer said in a statement. “I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”

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