The news sparked international outrage that forced Walter Palmer - the Minnesota dentist who admitted to killing him - into hiding. His hunting guide, Theo Bronkhurst, is currently facing charges in Zimbabwe.
Of course, with the world following the fate of Cecil's pride so closely, many are relieved that Jericho is alive - his death would have been a serious blow to a pride that's lost so much.
But another lion still died. Tourist hunters kill 600 lions every year - which means that, in the month since Cecil died, another 50 lions could have been killed in a similar manner. None of them had names - or received international press.