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Cecil the Lion's cub Xanda was killed by a hunter in Zimbabwe

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One of Cecil the Lion's cubs was killed by a trophy hunter in Zimbawe on Thursday, two year after Cecil's death, according to The Telegraph.

The six-year-old lion named Xanda was killed outside the Hwange National Park in northwest Zimbawe, a short distance from where Cecil was killed.

The Zimbabwean professional hunter who shot Xanda, Richard Cooke, turned the lion over to researchers once he discovered that the lion had a collar on. The collar was designed by a team from the Department of Zoology at Oxford University to monitor the movements of the lions in Hwange National Park.

"It was monitored almost daily and we were aware that Xanda and his pride was spending a lot of time out of the park in the last six months, but there is not much we can do about that," Andrew Loveridge of Oxford's zoology department said.

Loveridge told the Telegraph that Cooke did nothing illegal.

"His hunt was legal and Xanda was over 6 years old so it is all within the stipulated regulations,” Loveridge said.

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