This is a painting of Cecil and his coalition partner Jericho. Both of these lions lived amazing lives and sired many cubs. A brief history: Cecil and his brother Leander wanted to take over territory ruled by Mpufo, who was Jerico's dad. Cecil and Leander went into a monumental battle with Mpufo, resulting in Mpufo killing Leander and seriously wounding Cecil. Mpufo was also seriously injured which resulted in his death. Years later, Cecil and Jericho met with both lions battling to hold their own territories. Eventually, these large lions, previously “arch rivals”, joined forces to form a formidable coalition. Cecil is the famous lion who lived in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. He was studied by scientists for nine years. In 2015 he was fatally wounded with an arrow by a sport hunter which resulted in heated discussions among conservation organizations about the ethics and business of big-game hunting. Five months after his killing, the Panthers leo leo subspecies of lion was added to the endangered species list. Bills proposing banning imports of lion trophies to the United States and European Union were also introduced. The killing of Cecil was "a defining moment" resulting in new protections for lions.