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Stories with place: Zimbabwe
  • Guide mauled by lion in Zimbabwe, died protecting tourists 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 1:42 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - A guide mauled to death by a lion, put himself between tourists and the charging animal, during an attack in the same park where Cecil the lion once roamed, a Zimbabwean tour group said.

  • Guide mauled by lion in Zimbabwe, died protecting tourists 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:47 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - A guide mauled to death by a lion, put himself between tourists and the charging animal, during an attack in the same park where Cecil the lion once roamed, a Zimbabwean tour group said.

  • Zimbabwe man charged for helping to kill lion illegally 
    Updated: Aug-18-15 4:41 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has charged a man on whose land the well-known Cecil the lion was shot by American dentist Walter James Palmer in July.

  • Zimbabwe presses for repatriation of skulls from Britain 
    Updated: Aug-15-15 11:31 am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe is "frantically working" to repatriate from Britain skulls of indigenous people killed in an 1890s anti-colonialism war, said a Cabinet minister.

  • Killing of lion spurs Zimbabwe to boost wildlife protection story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 2:37 pm

    HWANGE NATIONAL PARK, Zimbabwe - No fence separates Hwange National Park from the outside world. When Cecil the lion was lured onto an adjacent farm in an allegedly illegal hunt, he had to cross only a set of rarely used railroad tracks to go from a protected area into a kill zone.

  • Correction: Africa-The Hunters story story has photos
    Updated: Aug-09-15 9:47 am

    JOHANNESBURG - In a story Aug. 3 about big game hunting in Africa, The Associated Press reported erroneously that water buffalo is one of the Big Five of African wildlife. In fact it is simply buffalo.

  • Concern over lion hunting rises in South Africa 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:34 am

    JOHANNESBURG - Debate is intensifying in South Africa over the practice of hunting captive-bred lions.

  • Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:23 pm

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - An American accused of killing a lion in an allegedly illegal hunt in Zimbabwe in April did not break any laws and acted in good faith, a safari operator who worked for the American said Monday.

  • Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 2:13 am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.

  • Zimbabwe confirms lion named Jericho has not been shot 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 5:55 am

    HARARE, Zimbabwe - Wildlife authorities in Zimbabwe on Sunday dismissed a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a well-known lion killed by an American hunter in early July.

  • Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 5:34 pm

    MINNEAPOLIS - Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the African nation. Palmer has said he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

  • Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact story has photos
    Updated: Aug-01-15 4:49 pm

    JOHANNESBURG - When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.

  • Ted Nugent expresses support for man who killed lion 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 9:31 pm

    NEW YORK - Rocker Ted Nugent says he supports an American dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe.

  • US philanthropist to offer backing for Oxford lion project 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 11:56 am

    LONDON - A pair of U.S. philanthropists with a passion for wild cats pledged Friday to match new donations to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Unit - the researchers who were tracking the movements of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe.