The tragic story of Cecil the lion captivated the world this past month, and unfortunately most of the headlines were truly heartbreaking and hard to read. Or they mentioned that damn dentist and readers suffered from rage blackouts.
And then there was that awful day where we thought Jericho, Cecil's brother and the lion who took over caring for Cecil's cubs, had been killed by poachers. That meant that no one was around to protect the cubs and they were in danger of being killed by other males looking to establish dominance. However, the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WCRU), the organization who had been watching Cecil's family, quickly assured everyone that the report was false and Jericho was alive and still looking after the pride.
And now we have another uplifting update regarding Cecil's family: the cubs are still alive and well! On August 17, the WCRU field team was able to locate and get footage of Cecil's cubs with their mothers.