The man who paid $54,000 to kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe was identified this week as Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota. Palmer, whose name was first reported by The Telegraph on Tuesday, traveled to Zimbabwe earlier this month, where he killed Cecil the lion with a bow and arrow after luring the animal out of a national park.
The 13-year-old lion had been part of an Oxford University study, and was one of the most popular animals at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Palmer and the people he paid to organize the hunt allegedly used bait to lure Cecil outside of the park before killing, beheading, and skinning the animal.
News of Cecil’s death elicited swift condemnation from conservation groups. “Actions, like these, are…
Go to Source
Author: Amar Toor
Powered by WPeMatico