Exclusive first look at new book and never-before-seen photos of Cecil the lion

Video Footage of Cecil the Lion Before He Was Killed
Video Footage of Cecil the Lion Before He Was Killed

From the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of "Owen & Mzee" comes the new book, "Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King," which tells the incredible true story of Cecil, the legendary lion who was killed by an American dentist earlier this year.

News of the lion's tragic death spread across the globe like wildfire, raising questions to an unprecedented level about our relationship with animals and our planet.

"Cecil's Pride: The True Story of a Lion King," told by Craig Hatkoff, Juliana Hatkoff and Isabella Hatkoff, is a tale of resilience and responsibility and features stunning photos of Cecil and his pride, taken by Zimbabwean photographer, Brent Stapelkamp.

The world knows the story of how Cecil died. This book tells the untold story of how he lived.​

The book comes out April 26, and you can pre-order it here.

Check out some of the incredible photos of Cecil featured in the book here:

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Photographer and lion researcher Brent Stapelkamp is part of the Hwange Lion Project team that tracked and studied Cecil the lion for nine years.

Visit cecil.org​ for more information.


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