Dentist Walter Palmer who killed Cecil the Lion ‘is spotted hunting sheep in Mongolia’ five years after he slaughtered the famous predator with a bow in Zimbabwe

Dentist Walter Palmer who killed Cecil the Lion ‘is spotted hunting sheep in Mongolia’ five years after he slaughtered the famous predator with a bow in Zimbabwe

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The American dentist who sparked global outrage when he killed an endangered black-maned lion in 2015 has been sighted again.

, 60, from Minnesota, is reported to have made his return to the blood sport by travelling to Mongolia to the Altai argali – the largest wild sheep in the world.

In an image which has recently emerged on social media, the dentist, whose face is edited out of view, is seen showing off the dead animal next to another trophy hunter, The Mirror reported.

The scenes come nearly five years after the dentist sparked protests across the world for killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe with a bow and arrow.

Palmer is believed to have paid up to £80,000 to kill the wild animal in Mongolia last year, according The Mirror.

Following the revelation Dr Teresa, wildlife vice-president at Humane Society International told The Mirror: ‘For trophy to travel to Mongolia to kill a beautiful and ­endangered ram is an absolute outrage.

‘The argali ram is a species in danger of extinction, so the idea that these animals can be killed for pleasure is abhorrent.

‘The killing of Cecil the lion five years ago caused international shock. But clearly the killing for kicks continues.’

During his trip to Mongolia, Palmer and his friend Brent Sinclair are believed to have climbed the hills in the Altai region and come as close as 20 yards to sheep.

Following the trip in 2019, Mr Sinclair shared a post on Facebook which read: ‘Another great adventure has come and gone, one to be put in the memory book for sure. Just back from Mongolia, and it’s almost like it was only a dream.

The American dentist sparked global outrage in 2015 when he killed an endangered black-maned lion
The American dentist sparked global outrage in 2015 when he killed an endangered black-maned lion
The dentist is reported to have paid £32,000 to his Zimbabwean guides to be able to shoot  Cecil the lion (pictured)
The dentist is reported to have paid £32,000 to his Zimbabwean guides to be able to shoot Cecil the lion (pictured)

‘We saw rams every day and climbed around the hills in the Altai region getting as close as 20 yards one day to sheep bigger than I could imagine.

‘Sheep hunting isn’t sheep hunting without a mid day nap in the sun on a mountain side, but its hard to relax and count sheep when all you can see through the scope are horns on rams bedded 200 yards away that carry twice the mass I have ever seen on sheep here in North America.

‘I have booked more hunting trips with this guy over the past 20 years than I can count. Together we have traveled to many far reaches of the world. We’ve seen some pretty amazing places.

Palmer (pictured next to a sheep he killed in Nevada previously) admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in 2015
Palmer (pictured next to a sheep he killed in Nevada previously) admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in 2015
Pictured: Trophy hunter Dr Walter Palmer with a leopard he shot in Zimbabwe
Pictured: Trophy hunter Dr Walter Palmer with a leopard he shot in Zimbabwe
Palmer's friend Brent Sinclair shared a post on Facebook about the trip in Mongolia
Palmer’s friend Brent Sinclair shared a post on Facebook about the trip in Mongolia

‘In the years that have passed we’ve made camp in some rough country, we’ve challenged mountains and elevation that almost beat us but we never quit…we’ve waited out weather for days in the remote reaches of the Arctic.

‘I’ve felt my heart beat in my ears when an 8000 lb + bull elephant looked down his trunk at us as we stood in the thorn brush a mere 31 yards from those tusks and all you had was a bow in your hand….. you drew back those 95 limbs and I thought to myself there’s no way it’s going to do the job of harvesting that massive bull, but you placed the arrow perfect and the rest is history.

‘This may however be the one that will be at the top of the pinnacle and hard to beat.

‘The Altai Argali of Mongolia is the largest of the worlds wild sheep and humbling is the only word one can use when you walk up to a ram like this for the first time.. Thanks Amigo for the adventure…look forward to our next one.’

In 2015, Palmer sparked months of outrage and protests across the world when he paid £32,000 to his Zimbabwean guides in return for a chance to shoot Cecil the lion.

Following the creature’s death a book by lion researcher Dr. Andrew Loveridge, who looked into the killing, showed that Cecil lived on for 10 to 12 hours after he was shot by Palmer.

In his book, ‘Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats, Dr Loveridge wrote: ‘Clearly, although the wound was severe, the arrow had missed the vital organs or arteries that would have caused rapid blood loss and a relatively quick death.

‘Certainly, the lion was so incapacitated that in all those hours he’d been able to move only 350 meters from the place where he was shot.’

This article was first published by The Daily Mail on 11 July 2020. Lead Image: An image on social media showed the American dentist (left), whose face was edited out of the picture, holding a sheep in Mongolia.


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When is it open season on hunters?

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Any laws can be put in place…but if not enforced then he goes without punishment. Don’t ask me what I truly believe…

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He needs an overseas accident.

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These kinds of people are serial killers. They cannot stop.

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Psychopathic cowards without their weapons. The friends of wildlife should demonstrate outside the criminal Dentist`s business premises against his cruel inhumane barbarity.

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People has to stop going to his clinic so that he will stop missusing his money in crimes like that

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Evil heartless psycho

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EVIL BASTARD!!!!

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MONGOLIA IS THE SPOT THIS YEAR. THE AMERICAN TAX PAYERS PAID $75,000 FOR THE TWO TRUMP MURDERERS TO HUNT THERE.

Robert Piller
Robert Piller
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This moron should go to jail. He never learns