Horrifying details surface about Cecil the lion’s gruesome death


Cecil the lion, who was killed with a bow and arrow in Zimbabwe in 2015 by an American dentist and trophy hunter, clang to life for 10 to 12 hours before his ultimate demise, a researcher who studied the animal claims in a new book.

According to an excerpt printed Saturday in National Geographic, Oxford University biologist Dr. Andrew Loveridge spent years tracking the lion and recounted details he uncovered about the animal’s death, which sparked widespread outrage.

The book, “Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats,” will reportedly be published in April.

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