In June, 2015 Dr. Walter Palmer and his poaching guides lured Cecil the Lion, “out of the sanctuary where he was shot and wounded with an arrow from a crossbow. He was tracked, and approximately 40 hours later was killed with a rifle. He was then skinned and his head was removed. When his headless skeleton was found by park investigators, his tracking collar was missing.”
Here is an artist’s moving tribute to Cecil the Lion.