Cecil's Pride

The True Story of A Lion King

Craig Hatkoff



Known as the King of Beasts, the lion has always been a symbol of strength and courage. But there was one real lion that earned the title of Lion King. He was known simply by name: Cecil. News of his tragic death spread across the globe like wildfire, raising questions to an unprecedented level about our relationship to our animals and our planet.


While sometimes heavy-handed, the book may spark discussion about conservation and hunting. - The Horn Book


Craig Hatkoff is an author and cofounder of the Tribeca Film Festival, along with his wife Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro.