>> RELATED STORY: Dentist who killed Cecil the Lion won't be charged
>> RELATED STORY: American dentist accused of killing famed lion Cecil
Xanda is one of Cecil’s sons and has recently come into his prime. The eight lion cubs are believed to be Xanda’s offspring and thus Cecil’s grandcubs.
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Thirteen-year-old Cecil was killed nearly 10 months ago by American dentist Walter Palmer for a hunting trophy priced at $55,000.
The horrifying incident sparked a worldwide unification in a fight to ban the hunting of Africa’s finest creatures.