Cecil The Lion’s Brother Jericho Is Actually Alive Now?

Saturday evening was awash with news that Jericho, Cecil the lion’s brother, had also been brutally murdered. But as of this morning, we have been made aware that no, Jericho is actually alive and well!

The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, which told the media that poachers had killed Jericho, retracted its statements on Sunday morning, citing its reasons as being a simple case of mistaken lion identity. Get your lion identities straight, Zimbabwe Conservations Task Force, jesus christ.

Oxford University tweeted a picture of Jericho being alive and well:

This does of course mean that poachers killed another lion somewhere but he’s not famous so who cares right? Ugh.

The script for the lion soap opera the world has been waiting for is now written.

[CNN]