#TrophyHunting …. Xanda, Cecil’s son, killed in June 2017! 🦁 … unclear information.
Photo Credit: Bert du Plessis of Fish Eagle Safaris
By Andrew Van Ginkel
Editor: In this analysis, Andrew Van Ginkel highlights the many contradictory statements surrounding the trophy hunting/killing of Xanda – a healthy, 6.2 year old male lion from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.
Was Xanda a lone male (as claimed by the hunting authorities), or a dominant pride male with dependent cubs (as highlighted by Wild Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU)?
Xanda was a lion forming a key element of WildCRU’s academic studies, so one would suspect that WildCRU are in possession of accurate data relating to Xanda’s pre-deceased status.
If Xanda was a pride male with cubs, then Xanda’s killing exposes those cubs to…
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