Wildlife photographer Graham Simmonds recently posted picture of eight lion cubs walking down a grassy road with their mother in Hwange National Park. Their guide informed them that these lion cubs are the grandchildren of Cecil the Lion.
“Xanda is one of Cecil the lion’s sons that has recently come into his prime, and the cubs seen here are thought to be the ‘grandcubs’ of the legendary Cecil.” he added. Sam Mushandu, a guide at Hwange’s Linkwasha camp, estimates that the cubs might be about four months old.
According to other guides, they have recently spotted a total of 10 cubs. A lion’s family tree often spans across different prides and great distances. Xanda, one of Cecil’s surviving sons, has grown up and formed his own pride. And now, Xanda is raising Cecil’s grandcubs.
Cecil would have been proud if he was still alive.
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