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Zimbabwe seeks second American 'lion killer'

August 2, 2015 6:14 pm

Zimbabwe says it is seeking a second American over the illegal killing of a lion, as the outcry over the death of famed animal Cecil continues.

The National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said a doctor from Pennsylvania, named as Jan Casimir Seski, killed a lion in April.

A Zimbabwean landowner has since been arrested, the agency said.

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Cecil was shot illegally in July by US dentist Walter Palmer of Minnesota.
Zimbabwe is seeking his extradition.

The Associated Press news agency says Mr Seski is a gynaecological oncologist who runs the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

The agency called at his home, in woods outside Pittsburgh, and left a telephone message but received no response.

Images on websites linked to hunting show a “Dr Jan Seski” standing next to dead animals including elephants, an impala, a hippo and an ostrich, the agency added.

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