• Zimbabwe seeks US hunter’s extradition for killing lion

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    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.

    AFP

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