ZIMBABWE, August 13, Xinhua -- Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on big game hunting which lasted for barely ten days after the killing of Cecil the lion by an American dentist last month. The Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority imposed the ban on Aug. 1 in areas surrounding Hwange National Park in the wake of international outcry over the illegal killing of the iconic Cecil who was a major tourist attraction.

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A researcher of Hwange lions conservation program uses a GPS device to track Jericho, the brother of the killed Cecil the lion, at the border between Hwange National Park and a private farm in western Zimbabwe, Aug. 6, 2015. (Xinhua/Stringer)