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not just cecil

That American dentist has killed A LOT of big game — here are 13

A zoo’s worth of wild beasts.

THE US DENTIST who killed a beloved lion on a safari in Zimbabwe has hunted a lot of other big game.

The New York Daily News declares that Walter Palmer has killed a “zoo’s worth of wild beasts” on various safaris in Africa and elsewhere.

Palmer released a statement earlier this week saying he had no idea that the most recent lion he killed, Cecil, was a well-known favorite in Zimbabwe and lived in a protected area.

“I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion,” Palmer said in the statement.

He reportedly paid $55,000 to hunt the lion in Zimbabwe.

Palmer has been hunting big game as a sport for years. The Daily News reports that he’s killed 43 animals with a bow and arrow, and a blog called “Trophy Hunt America” has photos of Palmer with some of his game, including a leopard, a ram, and an elk.

The New York Times even published a story on Palmer in 2009 — the newspaper wrote that Palmer has “slain all but one of the animals recognized by Pope and Young,” a conservation nonprofit that keeps bow hunting records.

Here are the animals Palmer is reported to have killed:

Polar Bear

Polar bears PA Wire / Press Association Images PA Wire / Press Association Images / Press Association Images


Japan Walrus Itsuo Inouye Itsuo Inouye


Travel Trip Colorado Elk Associated Press Associated Press


London Zoo lions PA WIRE PA WIRE


Pets Wolf Dogs Associated Press Associated Press

Bighorn sheep

Hope Classic Golf Associated Press Associated Press


Southern white rhinoceros - Dublin Zoo PA WIRE PA WIRE


Northern Chinese Leopard believed to be first in UK PA WIRE PA WIRE


India Buffalo fight Associated Press Associated Press


Rutting deers Andrew Matthews Andrew Matthews


Pete The Moose Alison Redlich Alison Redlich

Mountain lion

Brazil Feline Sanctuary Associated Press Associated Press


New elephant arrives at Bristol Zoo Gardens Ben Birchall Ben Birchall

(It’s unclear whether Palmer killed an elephant or just shot one.)

Cecil’s death isn’t the first time Palmer has gotten into trouble over one of his hunts — he has a felony record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin.

Pamela Engel for Business Insider

Read: Arnold Schwarzenegger has something to say to the man who shot Cecil

Read: American dentist who ‘paid $50,000 to kill a lion with a crossbow’ wanted by police

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