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Cecil - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe | by Vince O'Sullivan
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Cecil - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Our last day in the park and our guide, Peter, asked us if there was anything that we'd like to see again...


Addendum: This is, of course, "Cecil". The lion famously shot and wounded by crossbow fired by American dentist Walter Palmer in July 2015 and then shot, killed, skinned and beheaded for trophies two days later. Living in a nature reserve, Cecil was completely inured to people in vehicles that didn't interfere with him or his prey. So approaching him closely was never difficult, a daily occurrence for him and something he paid no attention to.

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Taken on August 1, 2014