Walter Palmer, the suburban Minneapolis dentist whose killing of Cecil the lion fueled a global backlash, emerged Sunday for an interview conducted jointly by The Associated Press and the Minneapolis Star Tribune in which he disputed some accounts of the hunt, expressed agitation at the animosity directed at those close to him and said he would be back at work within days.

In the interview, Palmer said again that he believes he acted legally and that he was stunned to find out his hunting party had killed one of Zimbabwe’s treasured animals. “If I had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study, obviously I wouldn’t have taken it,” Palmer said. “Nobody in our hunting party knew before or after the name of this lion.” Read more…

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Walter Palmer, hunter who killed Cecil the Lion, gives first interview