Hwange National Park - updates

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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

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

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

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