A trophy-hunting American sparked worldwide outrage after he killed a beloved lion that was lured off protected land in Zimbabwe.
Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, who faces poaching charges, paid $55,000 to a pair of local guides for the lion hunt earlier this month in the African nation.
Auhorities charge the safari was more like a mob hit, with the unwitting 13-year-old king of the jungle known as Cecil enticed to his death on unprotected land outside Hwange National Park.
After Palmer shot the lion with a bow and arrow, the wounded beast was stalked for 40 hours before it was shot, skinned and beheaded, with its carcass dumped near the park’s border.
Walter Palmer, left, with a trophy lion he shot during a hunt in Africa.
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