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Lion killing dentist Walter Palmer resurfaces after furore

By Staff Reporter

The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe has returned to his clinic after weeks out of the public eye.

Walter Palmer entered his Bloomington clinic at 7am yesterday without speaking to members of the media gathered outside.

He parked nearby and walked to his clinic.

A staff member met him on the street, grabbed his arm and parted a throng of journalists to rush him to the front door.

In an interview, Mr Palmer reiterated that his hunt was legal.

Cathy Pierce, who was wearing a shirt with Cecil's photo, shouted "extradite Palmer" as the dentist was whisked inside the clinic.

Zimbabwe has not sought to extradite Mr Palmer, who said it was unfair that protesters were targeting his family and staff.

A woman who lives near the clinic said people should leave Mr Palmer alone. Stephanie Michaelis argued with the protesters and said the uproar about Cecil's death was unfounded.

Belfast Telegraph