Theo Bronkhorst - the safari guide of Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who "deeply regrets" killing Cecil - turned the lion's head and skin over to authorities after they raided his home. They're being used as evidence in a case against him, but many have wondered: What then?
The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said Tuesday that once the trial ends, they'd like to put Cecil's head in a glass case in Hwange National Park to honor the fallen lion.
"We can put it near the entrance so people can pay tribute to him," Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the task force, told the BBC. "We are just waiting for everything to die down."
"Any tourist should be able to come and see the cause of all this turmoil around the world," he added.
For some, however, it sounds eerily similar to what Palmer wanted to do in the first place - hang Cecil's head on a wall for display.