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Zimbabwe looks to cull 200 lions after hunters stay away in wake of US dentist killi

ng 'Cecil'Zimbabwe may be forced to shoot 200 endangered lions because hunters have shunned killing

the animals since an American dentist killed national treasure ‘Cecil. Bubye Valley Conservancy has more than 500 lions and has warned that the population has exploded and they may have to cull around 200 as a result. Walter Palmer, 55, vanished after he was identified as the hunter who paid around 35,000 to butcher the icon

ic animal in July. The big cat had been lure

d from Hwange National Park on to a neighbouring farm, where Palmer shot it with a bow and arrow. Cecil, famous across Africa for his black mane and also the subject of an Oxford University research project, was just wounded. Read more: Read MoreRelated ArticlesSickening picture shows desperate leopard EATING another leopard as animals starve to death in Yeme

n zoo Slain: Walter Palmer, a dentist from Minneso

ta, is believed to have paid 35,000 to shoot an

d kill the much-loved lion with a bow and arrow In pain, it is believed he was track

ed for 40 hours before Palmer shot him dead with his gun. Cecil was then beheaded. Palmer denied that he went into hiding after he was identified as Cecils killer, and claimed that he believed the hunt was legal. The ‘Cecil effect’ has driven wealthy hunters away, fearful of a public outcry against them. Now

Bubye is appealing for other institutions or wildlife sanctuaries to take some of its lions. Blondie Leathem, general manager of Bubye Valley Conservancy, told the National Post: “I wish we could give about 200 of our lions away to ease the overpopulation. Protest: Cathy Pierce (centre) and other protesters voice their anger after Dr Walter Palmer walks into his clinic after coming out of hiding (Image: Getty Images) If anyone knows of a suitable habitat for them where they will not land up in human conflict, or in wildlife areas where they will not be beaten up because of existing prides, please let us know

and help us raise the money to move them.” Palmer claimed he did not realises Cecil was wearing a colla

r and was regarded as a national treasure. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8Ca

ncelPlay now If I had known this lion had a name and was im

portant to the country or a study obviously I wouldnt have taken it, he said. Nobody in our hunting pa

rty knew before or after the name of this lion.” Zimbabwean authorities asked the U.S to extradite Palmer to fac

e charges over the killing. Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now

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