Extradition sought for American lion hunter

Jul 31, 2015 7:56 AM by Cheryl Wengren

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) - Zimbabwe plans to seek extradition for the American dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt.

Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 to hunt the lion, which Zimbabwean officials allege was lured out of a national park and shot with a bow earlier this month.

They say the animal walked around wounded until Palmer allegedly shot it with a gun some 40 hours later.


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