HARARE: Zimbabwe on Friday (Saturday in Manila) called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, as Agence France-Presse learnt that the Minnesota dentist and trophy hunter had posed for a photograph next to the body of Cecil the lion. Palmer paid $55,000 for the hunt earlier this month in which he shot the lion with a powerful bow and arrow outside Hwange national park in western Zimbabwe. Cecil, who had a distinctive black mane, was a popular tourist draw at the park and was wearing a tracking collar as part of an Oxford University research project. As worldwide outrage over the shooting swelled, French actress and animal activist Brigitte Bardot described Palmer as a “serial killer” who deserved “exemplary punishment”. Palmer, who is being investigated by the US government over Cecil’s death, has apologized and said he was misled by professional guide Theo Bronkhorst.