U.S. hunter who killed Zimbabwe lion returns to dental practice

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 08, 2015 8:31 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (Reuters) - The Minnesota dentist who killed Zimbabwean lion Cecil, sparking a global outcry from animal lovers, returned to work on Tuesday at his suburban Minneapolis office to shouts of "murderer" and "leave town" from a half dozen protesters.

Walter Palmer, 55, arrived at about 7 a.m. CDT to the Bloomington, Minnesota, dental practice that he shut down in late July amid a firestorm of protests after he was publicly identified as the hunter who killed the rare black-maned lion. It had reopened in the middle of August without him.

(Reporting by Todd Melby; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Lisa Lambert)