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American Faces Poaching Charge in Popular Zimbabwe Lion's Death

Zimbabwean authorities say a U.S. dentist from the northern state of  Minnesota was responsible for slaying one of the country's most beloved lions. The Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force said Walter Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, paid at least $50,000 to track and kill Cecil the lion in early July. But Palmer told the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Tuesday that he “had no idea the lion I took was a known, local favorite” and that he might have been misled by hunting...

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