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Zimbabwe hunter loses bid to have Cecil case dropped

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:00 PM

Theo Bronkhorst is accused of failing to prevent an illegal hunt over the death of the lion that was killed by American trophy hunter Walter Palmer in July

An undated handout photo provided by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on 28 July 2015 shows Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, who was reportedly shot dead by US hunter Walter Palmer. HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

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Oct 13, 2015 - 12:34 PM

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Zimbabwe drops case against US dentist who killed Cecil the lion

Oct 12, 2015 - 11:04 PM

A minister says Zimbabwe will drop its case against trophy hunter Walter Palmer because he was carrying the right papers at the time of the hunt

An undated handout photo provided by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on July 28, 2015 shows Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, who was reportedly shot dead by US hunter Walter Palmer. EPA photo

'Pretty Little Liars' stars Ashley Benson apologizes for 'Cecil the lion' costume

Oct 08, 2015 - 4:15 PM

The original caption on an Instagram photo identifying her outfit as a Cecil the lion costume is edited to refer to a regular lion costume Yesterday’s post was in poor taste and I absolutely regret all of the hurt that photo caused says Ashley on Instagram

Screengrab from Instagram/itsashbenzo

Brigitte Bardot calls on UN chief to make a stand against 'trophy hunting'

Aug 18, 2015 - 10:12 AM

Brigitte calls the head of the UN to make a stand following the killing of Cecil the Lion in July

MAKE A STAND. Former actress and current animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot calls on the UN chief to make a stand on trophy hunting following the killing of Cecil the Lion. The photo above was taken in 2006. File Photo by Oliver Weiken/EPA

Vandals scrawl "Lion killer" at home of US trophy hunter

Aug 06, 2015 - 2:59 AM

The dentist and avid trophy hunter is not seen since furor erupted over news he had killed the famous lion

'Lion King' animator creates tribute for Cecil the Lion

Aug 05, 2015 - 1:40 PM

Aaron Blaise renders Cecil the Lion as Mufasa

LOOK AT THE STARS. Artist Aaron Blaise quotes 'The Lion King' in his tribute to Cecil the Lion, where he fashions Cecil after Mufasa from the movie

Another US hunter suspected of illegal Zimbabwe lion kill

Aug 02, 2015 - 11:37 PM

Zimbabwe appeals for donations for its operations to monitor activities in the hunting industry

epa04864234 An undated handout photo provided by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on 28 July 2015 shows Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, who was reportedly shot dead by US hunter Walter Palmer, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, according to reports in the UK media. Cecil was allegedly shot with a crossbow on 06 July. HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Zimbabwe parks confirm Jericho the lion alive amid Cecil furore

Aug 02, 2015 - 7:48 AM

UPDATED Zimbabwe wildlife authorities dismiss rumors that a second lion known as Jericho has been slain

ICON. Cecil the Lion was known for his signature black mane. Photo by EPA

Zimbabwe seeks US hunter's extradition for killing lion

Aug 01, 2015 - 10:16 AM

We are appealing to the responsible authorities for [Walter Palmer s] extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be made accountable for his illegal actions says environment minister Oppah Muchinguri

WHO'S ACCOUNTABLE? Zimbawean minister of Environment Water and Climate Oppah Muchinguri has ordered the extradition of American citizen Dr Walter Palmer amid growing international pressure to act on the illegal killing of the iconic and collared Cecil the lion. Photo by Aaron Ufumeli/EPA

Cecil the lion's hunter: 'I did nothing wrong'

Aug 01, 2015 - 4:05 AM

I don t believe I failed in any duties at all I was engaged by a client to do a hunt for him and we shot an old male lion that I believed was past his breeding age

Poe-Chiz tandem, China’s reclamation, Cecil the lion | 6PM wRap

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:30 PM

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Dentist who killed Cecil the lion poached in US

Jul 30, 2015 - 9:31 AM

Walter Palmer 55 boasted that he is a bow hunting purist who doesn t carry a gun as backup when pursuing big game

PROTEST. People protest against poaching after the death of Cecil the lion, in the parking lot of Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. Adam Bettcher/Getty Images/AFP

Cecil: Zimbabwe's majestic lion remembered

Jul 30, 2015 - 4:16 AM

Cecil is described by conservationists as a confident and majestic animal who is featured in countless photographs taken by safari goers from around the world

GONE. An undated handout photo provided by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on July 28, 2015 shows Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, who was reportedly shot dead by US hunter Walter Palmer, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, according to reports in the UK media. Cecil was allegedly shot with a crossbow on July 6. Handout/EPA

WATCH: Jimmy Kimmel slams killing of Cecil the lion

Jul 29, 2015 - 11:58 PM

Stars like Cara Delevingne Olivia Wilde and Douglas Booth also share their thoughts on social media

JIMMY KIMMEL. The comedian voices out his opinion on Cecil the Lion's death on his show 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Screenshot from YouTube/Jimmy Kimmel Live

Missing ministers, Poe on Aquino, Cecil the lion | 6PM wRap

Jul 29, 2015 - 6:34 PM

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US dentist killed Zimbabwe's Cecil the lion

Jul 29, 2015 - 7:58 AM

The lion a popular attraction among international visitors to the Hwange National Park was lured outside the park s boundaries by bait and killed earlier this month by Walter James Palmer

GONE. An undated handout photo provided by the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority on July 28, 2015 shows Cecil, one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions, who was reportedly shot dead by US hunter Walter Palmer, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, according to reports in the UK media. Cecil was allegedly shot with a crossbow on July 6. Handout/EPA