The city of South Carolina has put up a lion statue in honor of Cecil, a lion that died in Cecil’s care at the age of 12.
It will be unveiled Saturday, according to a news release from the city.
A memorial has been erected in his honor in the Columbia city hall.
The statue will feature a lion and a sword with the words “The lion is our saviour.”
The lion statue was unveiled on April 20 in honor.
The city said in a statement that the lion statue “honors the history and legacy of the African-American man of color, who died at the hands of a white man.”
A memorial has also been erected at the Washington Monument.
The city of Washington, D.C., unveiled a statue honoring Cecil on April 15, 2017, in memory of the lion’s death.