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In Honor of All Male Lions

There are only 20,000 lions left in Africa.  This watercolor is in honor of Cecil #CecilTheLion

by Cheryl Merrill
by Cheryl Merrill


Cheryl Merrill’s essays have been published in Fourth Genre, Pilgrimage, Brevity, Seems, South Loop Review, Ghoti, Alaska Quarterly Review, Adventum and Isotope. “Singing Like Yma Sumac” was selected for the Best of Brevity 2005 and Creative Nonfiction #27. It was also included in the anthology Short Takes: Model Essays for Composition, 10th Edition. Another essay, “Trunk,” was chosen for Special Mention in Pushcart 2008. She is currently working on a book about elephants: Larger than Life: Living in the Shadows of Elephants.

9 thoughts on “In Honor of All Male Lions

      1. I am well, thanks. Life is good. I enjoy your blog so very much. The gentle giants you highlight are magnificent. I have seen them in a zoo but prefer to watch them on It is always better when they are free.

      2. Yes, always better free. I’m going to post a video on Sunday filmed in the Okavango Delta on mitigating the conflict between the 15,000 elephants and the 15,000 people there. It has some lovely footage.

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