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MN dentist regrets killing Cecil the lion, says hunt was legal

Cecil, a lion well-known to tourists in Zimbabwe, was killed on July 1, 2015. "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," said Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie in a statement sent to reporters. 

A Minnesota dentist under fire for his part in hunting and killing a popular lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month says he regrets the kill but that he secured proper permits and believes the hunt was legal.

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