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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 Source: PA Wire/Press Association Images


Japan Walrus Source: Itsuo Inouye


Travel Trip Colorado Elk Source: Associated Press


London Zoo lions Source: PA WIRE


Pets Wolf Dogs Source: Associated Press

Bighorn sheep

Hope Classic Golf Source: Associated Press


Southern white rhinoceros - Dublin Zoo Source: PA WIRE


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


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India Buffalo fight Source: Associated Press


Rutting deers Source: Andrew Matthews


Pete The Moose Source: Alison Redlich

Mountain lion

Brazil Feline Sanctuary Source: Associated Press


New elephant arrives at Bristol Zoo Gardens Source: 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

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