Previous stories on Walter Palmer

Walter Palmer is the Twin Cities dentist who was on an expedition in Zimbabwe that resulted in the killing of a 13-year-old lion named Cecil, a beloved tourist attraction and the subject of research by academics from Oxford University.

Dr. Walter Palmer, during mission work in Guatemala

Sept. 7, 2015: Dentist in Cecil the lion case spoke about hunt's aftermath

In his first interview since killing Cecil, the Eden Prairie big-game hunter again asserted that he took the lion in a legal hunt.
A dog sniffed at stuffed animals placed Tuesday at the front door of River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, owned by Dr. Walter Palmer, who has come under

Bloomington dentist thought he was acting legally at lion hunt

July 29, 2015
A big-game hunter from the Twin Cities acknowledged Tuesday that he killed a beloved lion in Zimbabwe with a bow and arrow, but said he regrets what he did.
In this undated photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Cecil the lion rests in Hwange National Park, in Hwange, Zimbabwe. Two Zimb

Read the full statement from Walter Palmer

July 29, 2015
The Eden Prairie dentist said in a statement Tuesday that he believed he was acting legally when he killed a lion in Zimbabwe on July 1.

Longtime acquaintance defends lion hunter as 'very bright, honorable guy'

July 28, 2015
Dennis Dunn, an outdoor writer in Kirkland, Wash., is a longtime acquaintance of Walt Palmer, the Minnesota dentist and big-game hunter who has become the…

Americans hunting in foreign countries subject to few U.S. laws

July 29, 2015
Minnesota trophy hunter Walter Palmer is being severely judged in the court of public opinion, but he appears unlikely to face prosecution in the U.S.

U.S. agencies step up in case of dentist who killed lion

July 30, 2015
In Zimbabwe, two men implicated in the killing of Cecil were in court Wednesday. In Bloomington, Dr. Walter Palmer was referring his patients to other dentists for the time being.

What we know about Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer

July 31, 2015
A Twin Cities dentist is at the center of a major international story.

Zimbabwe official: Extradition sought for Twin Cities man who killed lion

July 31, 2015
"Unfortunately it was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher as he had already absconded to his country of origin," Zimbabwe's wildlife minister said at a Friday news conference.

Big-game hunters find themselves in crosshairs after Cecil's killing

August 2, 2015
In the wake of the lion's killing by a Minnesotan in Zimbabwe, hunters defend their sport.

Zimbabwe wants quick extradition of Twin Cities lion hunter

August 3, 2015
On Monday, Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer said that "everything is just fine," but he refused to disclose his whereabouts.

Gallery: Vandals spray home of lion hunter Walter Palmer

August 5, 2015
The Florida vacation home of Dr. Walter Palmer was vandalized by someone angry with the Eden Prairie dentist for killing a prized lion during a hunt last month in Zimbabwe.

Lion hunter zealously guards his Minnesota hunting land

August 16, 2015
Long before he was accused of poaching an African lion named Cecil, Walter Palmer was stalking suspected poachers on his private hunting land in northwestern Minnesota.

Cecil the lion's killer inspires gruesome costume for Halloween

August 26, 2015
The seller goes on to describe Walter Palmer's bow-and-arrow conquering of Cecil as the year's "most controversial killing."

Lion trophies just a drop in vast exotic species trade

August 29, 2015
Vulnerable but coveted, animals and plants at risk of being endangered are traded into the U.S. every year, and it's completely legal.

Zimbabwe's first lady: 'Dentist who killed the lion must be left alone'

August 31, 2015
Grace Mugabe holds no official post with the government, leaving it uncertain whether her view of Cecil's death would hold sway with her nation's legal authorities.