American Dentist Killed Cecil the Lion

The identity of the hunter who killed Cecil the Lion, the beloved star of one of Zimbabwe’s national park system, has been revealed. Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, is believed to have lured the 13-year-old lion out of Hwange National Park on July 1 and killed him with a bow and arrow. Palmer reportedly paid almost $55,000 to organize the hunt. The owner of the land on which Cecil was killed, along with professional hunter Theo Brinkhorst, have been charged and are due in court on Aug. 6.