2015-08-06 11:11



  Over 13 years, a majestic lion named Cecil considered by many as the king of the jungle had enjoyed its reign over the planes of Zimbabwe.



  However, this prized creature met its untimely death at the hands of a man seeking for the thrill of hunting down a majestic creature. What's worse is the man posted his supposed victory on social media sites.


  According to Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, the man suspected of hunting down and killing Cecil is a dentist named Walter Palmer from Minnesota. Zimbabweans Honest trymore Ndlovu, a farmer, and Theo Bronkhorst, a hunter, are also implicated in the charges filed against Palmer for the illegal hunting and killing of Cecil.

  根据津巴布韦公园和野生动物管理局,猎杀塞西尔的男子是一位来自美国明尼苏达州的牙医,叫做Walter Palmer。津巴布韦当地的一位农民,Honest trymore Ndlovu,和一个猎人,Theo Bronkhorst,也和Palmer这场非法猎杀有关系。

  Johnny Rodrigues, Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force reported that though Hwange National Park is a "free roam" zone under Zimbabwean law where hunting is illegal. However, Palmer found a way to pursue and kill the animal.

  津巴布韦保护区巡逻队的Johnny Rodrigues报告称Hwange国家公园是受津巴布韦法律保护的“自由放养区”,狩猎是非法的。然而,Palmer找到了可以追捕和猎杀动物的歪门邪道。

  Palmer reportedly paid $50,000 and it has been assumed that Bronkhorst was the one who received the payment and arranged for the hunting experience. The three men fastened an animal carcass to a car they parked outside the Hwange as bait to draw out Cecil. Once Cecil left the confines of the park, Palmer shot the animal with a crossbow. The arrow only wounded Cecil prompting Palmer to hunt him down for 40 hours and shot him with a rifle before cutting off Cecil's head and skinning the corpse.


  Cecil the lion is one of Hwange National Park's special residents not only because he was frequently seen roaming the grounds by park visitors, but also because he was outfitted with a GPS collar as part of a study the Oxford University in Britain was conducting on the impact of hunting in the area around the national park.


  Palmer released a statement later on saying that to his knowledge everything about the hunt was "legal and properly handled and conducted."


  "I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt. I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt. I have not been contacted by authorities in Zimbabwe or in the U.S. about this situation, but will assist them in any inquiries they may have," he said.


  It's not often Jimmy Kimmel gets choked up, but on Tuesday night, the comedian did just that while talking about the recent killing Cecil.

  脱口秀主持人Jimmy Kimmel不常哽咽,但是在周二晚上,这位笑星却在谈论赛歇尔的被杀时哽咽了。

  In response to Palmer’s statement, the host put forward the big question: “Why are you shooting a lion in the first place?” He then showed several photos of Palmer posing next to animals he killed, including a bear, lion, leopard and rhino. Palmer pleaded guilty in 2008 to making false statements to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service about a black bear he shot and killed in Wisconsin outside of an authorized hunting zone.


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