Zimbabwe police: American dentist being sought for lion poaching


By Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwean police said Tuesday they are searching for an American who allegedly shot a well-known, protected lion with a crossbow in a killing that has outraged conservationists and others.

The American allegedly paid $50,000 to kill the lion named Cecil, Zimbabwean conservationists said. Authorities on Tuesday said two Zimbabwean men will appear in court for allegedly helping with the hunt.

Walter James Palmer was identified on Tuesday by both the Zimbabwe Conservation Task …read more

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