Tourist suspected of illegally killing lion in Zimbabwe

A tourist is suspected of paying a safari operator $55,000 in order to kill Cecil, a 13-year-old lion who lived in a national park in Zimbabwe.

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BBC Africa (@BBCAfrica) July 27, 2015

Cecil was well known, and wore a GPS collar as part of a research project with Oxford University. Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force,...

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