Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats
Dr Andrew Loveridge, LMH Research Fellow based at WildCRU, is about to publish a new autobiography, 'Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats'.
'In 2015, an American hunter named Walter Palmer killed a lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe. The lion was one of dozens slain each year in the country, which legally licenses the hunting of big cats. But Cecil’s death sparked unprecedented global outrage, igniting thousands of media reports about the peculiar circumstances surrounding this hunt. At the center of the controversy was Dr. Andrew Loveridge, the zoologist who had studied Cecil for eight years. In Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil & the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats, Loveridge pieces together, for the first time, the murky details of this beloved lion’s slaying. More than a gripping detective story, Loveridge’s memoir is an exploration of humanity’s relationship with the natural world and an attempt to keep this majestic species from disappearing.'
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