Articles tagged 'cecil'

Zim drops case against 'Cecil the lion' killer 13 October 2015 HARARE - The US dentist who sparked an international outcry after killing a lion in Zimbabwe will not be prosecuted because he had obtained the legal authority to hunt, officials say. Walter Palmer admitted to killing Cecil the lion in July but has always denied that he acted illegally. Zim...
Cecil the lion killer breaks silence 7 September 2015 MINNESOTA - The US dentist who sparked an international outcry after killing a lion in Zimbabwe has said he did nothing wrong and is planning to return to work this week. Speaking in his first interview since the July killing of Cecil the lion, Walter Palmer said he had been unaware of the ani...
'Palmer not to blame for Cecil the lion's death' 29 August 2015 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe has said US dentist Walter Palmer cannot shoulder blame or be prosecuted for killing celebrity lion Cecil. Grace's statement flies in the face of demands by Oppah Muchinguri-Kashiri, the Environment minister, that  Palmer be extradited to stand trial in Zimbabw...
Study of Cecil the Lion exposes human nature 24 August 2015 BULAWAYO - Oxford University Wildlife Conservation Unit's study of a pride of lions at the Hwange National Park has exposed double standards in human nature across the world. The lion was killed by an American hunter on July 1. For the purposes of study, the research team led by a David Mac...
Cecil's slaughter angers Mugabe 11 August 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has blasted wildlife authorities accusing them of failing to protect the world's most famous lion, Cecil which was brutally killed by American dentist, Walter Palmer at Hwange National Park recently. Mugabe came out guns blazing yesterday during Heroes Day comm...
Cecil the lion: US govt mum on Zim's request 5 August 2015 HARARE - The United States government has backed away from giving any more public comments on the administration's handling of Zimbabwe's extradition request for the American dentist who shot a prized big cat, Cecil. In a carefully-worded statement, US embassy spokesperson Karen Kelley told th...
Zimbabwean pair at court over Cecil the lion killing 29 July 2015 HARARE - Two men have arrived at court in Zimbabwe facing charges over the killing of Cecil, the country's most famous lion. Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst and farm owner Honest Ndlovu, are charged with poaching offences for not having the required hunting permit. US dentist Walter Pal...