The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion is reported to have hunted another endangered wild animal. Walter Palmer is said to have slaughtered a protected ram in Mongolia, paying up to £80,000 for the kill .
The American dentist who sparked worldwide outrage in July when he killed Cecil — Zimbabwe’s most beloved lion — will not be charged with any crime because the hunt was perfectly legal , authorities said Monday.
When Walter Palmer , the Minnesota dentist and avid trophy hunter, killed Cecil the Lion in July 2015, the incident ignited a furor. For Oxford University biologist Andrew Loveridge, who had been studying Cecil for the past eight years, it was devastating.
Walter Palmer, a keen big game hunter who posts pictures of his kills on social media, is said to have paid around $50,000 (£32,000) for the chance to kill Cecil , a protected 13-year-old lion famous for his majestic black-fringed mane, in Zimbabwe’s Hwange national park earlier this month.
No predators hunt lions to eat them; however, they do have a few natural enemies, such as hyenas and cheetahs. Hyenas compete with lions for food and often try to steal their kills.
Unfortunately, lion hunting is legal in Africa . Kenya is the first country that has banned lion hunt in 1977. But at the same time, the government of South Africa , Botswana, Namibia, and Zimbabwe are the top countries that allowed the people to hunt wild animals.
( Log Out / Three hyenas are around the strength of one lion, so if there’s enough hyenas , they’re more than capable of killing a lion. Lions often hunt in groups, whereas tigers hunt alone. Most experts prefer the Siberian and Bengal tigers to the African lion.
In Greek mythology, Leo was identified as the Nemean Lion which was killed by Heracles (Hercules to the Romans) during the first of his twelve labours.
Lions are the laziest of the big cats and spend up to 20 hours a day snoozing. But they are also very quick on their toes, hunt in packs and are responsible for killing around 250 people a year.
The American dentist who sparked global outrage when he killed an endangered black-maned lion in 2015 has been sighted hunting again. Walter Palmer, 60, from Minnesota, is reported to have made his return to the blood sport by travelling to Mongolia to slaughter the Altai argali -the largest wild sheep in the world.
You can hit an animal with multiple arrows and it will be fine. Its actually the blood loss that kills the animal and the standard arrow head is shaped so that it opens up a large wound that allows blood to flow out.
A Zimbabwe conservation group says it wants the head of Cecil the Lion to be mounted in a case in Hwange National Park , where he was killed last month. Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, said Cecil’s head was found in the home of Theo Bronkhorst, one of the co-accused.