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Cecil the lion's son killed in legal trophy hunt

Cecil the lion's son killed in legal trophy hunt
Posted at 9:00 AM, Jul 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-21 06:01:10-04

(CNN) - Two years after Cecil the lion was killed in a National Park in Zimbabwe, his son Xanda was killed in a trophy hunt.

That's according to source familiar with the hunt.

It happened during a big game trophy hunt in western Zimbabwe in the Ngamo Forestry Area outside Hwange National Park.

It was led by a professional hunter and the client was a Spanish native.

The source said the hunt was legal and properly registered. The 6-year-old Xanda has been tracked by GPS since 2015.

Like Cecil, Xanda was killed after he and his pride wandered outside his sanctuary.

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