(LONDON TELEGRAPH) A Zimbabwean lion researcher has spoken of his fond memories of Cecil, the celebrated animal who was killed with a bow and arrow shot by an American dentist.
Brent Stapelkamp has been a researcher with Oxford University's lion project in the Hwange National Park for nine years. The 37-year-old took the last photo of Cecil: an image shot a month ago, showing the adult male standing less than a mile from where, on July 1, he died.
"Cecil was the most confident lion you ever met," Mr Stapelkamp told The Telegraph. "He knew he was the biggest on the block."
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