- Walter Palmer, killer of Cecil the lion has appeared in public glare for the first time since the incident on 1st July.
- Walter Palmer, an American dentist has been accused of killing Zimbabwe’s treasured animal, a lion by name Cecil, by shooting it with a bow and arrow.
- He is said to have paid the hunter £35,000 to kill the lion with a bow and arrow. Zimbabwe currently allows lion hunting using bow and arrow. However, this is subject to many restrictions and is permitted only on fulfilment of certain specific conditions.
- The incident provoked a huge uproar and vehement protests in light of the death of Zimbabwe’s beloved and treasured animal.
- Cecil, a 13 year old lion lived in the Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe and had a radio collar tied to it as part of a research undertaken by Oxford University. Palmer is said to have lured the animal outside the National Park to kill it.
- Walter Palmer is said to have undertaken many hunting expeditions in the past and was once penalised for killing a bear in his own country, outside the permitted hunting area.
- The professional hunter, Theo Bronkhorst has been charged for carrying out the hunting. On the other hand, Zimbabwe is trying to get Palmer extradited to prosecute him in their courts.
News Item Compiled by Manasa B. H.