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Zimbabwe's 'iconic' lion Cecil killed by hunter

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Zimbabwe's 'iconic' lion Cecil killed by hunter

A hunter paid a $55,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist has told the BBC.

 

 

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Authorities in Zimbabwe are trying track down a Spaniard who allegedly paid park guides €50,000 (£35,000) for the chance to kill Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous lions, who was the star attraction at the Hwange national park. The creature was found skinned and headless on the outskirts of the park.

 

European allegedly paid €50,000 for chance to kill tourist attraction, who was found headless after being shot with a bow and arrow and tracked for 40 hours

 

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Words fail me.

I'm sickened and angry.

I can't print what I'd like to do to that hunter and the guide that took his bribe.

Actually sod it, I can. I'd shoot him with a bow and arrow and then chase him through the bush for 40 hours.

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Killing of Cecil the lion prompts calls for EU ban on importing lion trophies

Zimbabwe’s famous lion was lured out of a national park, killed, beheaded and skinned. Over 200 lions are legally killed and turned into trophies and sent to Europe every year.

 

Conservationists and politicians have called on the EU to ban the import of lion heads, paws and skins as hunters’ trophies from African countries that cannot prove their lion populations are sustainable, following the killing of Zimbabwe’s most famous lion by a European hunter with a bow and arrow.

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