National Park "Hwange" lion Cecil
• "Hwange" National Park and Lion Cecil
Cecil - 13-year-old south african lion, originally living in the national park "Hwange" in Zimbabwe. He had been the main attraction of the park, the most famous animal of the country and the object of observation and study at Oxford University in the framework of a larger study.
July 1, 2015 Cecil lion was shot and killed an American dentist Walter Palmer. His murder caused when a large international resonance.
We take a walk in the park, remember the famous lion and see how events developed further.
The National Park "Hwange" is located in the province of Matabeleland North (Zimbabwe). Here I lived the most famous of his guest - a lion Cecil.
Leo Cecil was known in social networks, his photographs are often used in advertising campaigns in Zimbabwe travel. All was quiet until the summer of 2015, the park has not arrived American dentist Walter Palmer, trophy hunters, who paid a professional hunter Theo Bronkorstu for the opportunity to kill a lion 50 thousand dollars. Lion disassembly, October 20, 2012.
First, Palmer wounded lion boom of composite bow, then pursued a wounded beast, and after about 40 minutes, finished off with a gun. Palmer beheaded killed the lion and took off his skin.
The murder of the famous lion Cecil caused the big international resonance, disturbance of animal advocates, politicians and celebrities, as well as a sharp negative reaction among Internet users.
Leo Cecil understands with his girlfriend, 21 October 2012.
Palmer himself was hiding in his US home. He had been universally condemned, and even had to close the cast dental office and temporarily hide in an unknown direction by zoozaschitnikov persecution.
Another dominant male, 18 July 2013.
Zimbabwe authorities said that would require the US extradition dentist who killed a lion Cecil, who was considered a local celebrity. The site of the White House about 162 000 people have signed a petition demanding the issue of Zimbabwe Walter Palmer. The appeal was addressed to US Secretary of State John Kerry and General Prosecutor Loretta Lynch. Night in the national park "Hwange" in Zimbabwe.
"We appeal to the responsible entities to extradite Palmer in Zimbabwe, so that he could be held accountable for their illegal actions"
- Minister of the Environment said Zimbabwe Oppa Muchinguri.
Games elephants, November 5, 2014.
However, the extradition has not taken place - the United States does not extradite its citizens to other countries.
Lioness and a railway line in the national park "Hwange".
But the men of Zimbabwe, the hunter Theo Bronkorst and landowner Honest Ndlovu, who helped Palmer, prosecuted on charges of poaching. They face up to 10 years in prison.
Leo Cecil and his ally, 27 May 2015. This is one of the last photographs of the famous lion.
Lioness. It reminds its neighbors, that it was her territory, June 6, 2015.
Leo Cecil, May 27, 2015.
The Lion and Lioness Cecil.