Cecil killer dentist bragged to barmaid ‘I’m a record-breaker – I’ve killed the world’s biggest lion’


Walter Palmer has gone into hiding as Zimbabwe announced plans to begin extradition proceedings – and it emerged he also planned to kill an elephant next.

SHAMED dentist Walter Palmer used a gruesome picture of Cecil the lion’s carcass to try to impress a barmaid.

The disgraced American showed off the horrific image in a bar in Minnesota last week.

Palmer, 55, even boasted that he had broken a record for slaying the “world’s biggest lion”.

Shortly afterwards Palmer was forced into hiding due to international outrage over his killing of Cecil, one of Africa’s most famous big cats.

Bartender Danielle, who works at Doolittle’s Woodfire Grill in ­Alexandria, said: “He showed me the image of the lion on his cell phone.
“I was just like, ‘Oh’ when he showed it to me – I pretended I was interested but I really wasn’t.

“I didn’t really know what to say.

“He told me he had broken some kind of record for the biggest lion but I wasn’t really that interested – he is old enough to be my dad.

“Walter comes in here about once a month when he’s passing through but I guess we won’t be seeing him any more.”
The disclosure came as Zimbabwe called Palmer a “foreign poacher” and demanded his extradition from the US.

The White House said it would review a public petition calling for him to be extradited after more than 100,000 people signed it .

Zimbabwe’s Environment Minister Oppah Muchinguri on Friday said: “We are appealing for his extradition to Zimbabwe so that he can be held accountable for his illegal action.

“It was too late to apprehend the foreign poacher because he had already absconded to his country of origin.”
It also emerged that Palmer was planning to shoot an elephant next.

Theo Bronkhorst, who headed Palmer’s hunting expedition, said: “The client asked if we would find him an elephant larger than 63 pounds, [the weight of one tusk] which is a very large elephant.

“But I told him I would not be able to find one so big, so he left the next day.” -Mirror.co.uk