The dentist, who goes by the name of Walter Palmer, was not only skilled with dental tools, but with bows and arrows too. On July 1st, he skillfully used his bow and arrow to injure the lion and then he used a final gun shot to kill it.
When Palmer was interviewed by the press he claimed that he, “… had no idea that the lion … was a known, local favorite”. In fact, he also mentioned that he was willing to cooperate with any investigators.
The case is a little tricky because even though he killed a well known animal, he did so with legal intentions. He had all the required permits, and he was on a legal hunting ground. Yet, the target was protected by other laws.
In addition to that, Cecil was found dead 40 hours after the kill. Unlike some other kills, this lion was found skinned, beheaded, and with a tracker that was almost damaged.
Article Source: Startribune
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