SALEM TOWNSHIP -- The uproar continues over the reported illegal killings of two African lions by two American doctors.
Kids watched in awe as George and Henry, two African lions at Claws "N" Paws near Hamlin, did their thing behind the fence.
Officials said two similar lions were recently hunted down and illegally killed in Zimbabwe by doctors from Minnesota and Pennsylvania. One of them is identified as Jan Seski, a gynecologist from the Pittsburgh area.
"I don't like that people hunt lions, I'd rather see them alive than dead," said Pamela Voglino.
As animal keeper at Claws "N" Paws, Voglino takes care of Henry and George, feeds them and cleans up after them. She's hopeful the recent cases in Africa will draw attention to the problem of illegal hunting.
Definitely people are outraged, they didn't realize it still happens and it does," she said.
Baby snow leopards are a new arrival at the wild animal park near Hamlin. Their species is endangered. They're also hunted in their natural habitat. So for a lot of people who visit Claws "N" Paws, the African lions are in the backs of their minds.
"You wonder why anyone would want to go and kill something like that for a trophy?" said Corey Schmidt of Willow Grove.
"My opinion I don't think it was the right thing to do a wild, beautiful creature," said Carolyn Klein of Nanticoke.
Klein wasn't the only one trying to pass along a life lesson to a younger generation. Some support hunting big game if it's done by the rules, but in the case of Cecil the lion and Dr. Walter Palmer, parents and grandparents alike believe he made a big mistake.
"We're talking about taking care of lions. They're part of our earth. They deserve to live, grow and be safe. Isn't that what we want?" said David Tager to his grandson Oakley.