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Walter Palmer, The Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion, Says He's Returning To Work! Find Out What He Said About The Hunt Here!

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In July, Walter Palmer made national headlines after he spent a small fortune to hunt and kill what turned out to be a famous Zimbabwe lion Cecil.

After receiving a ton of heat, the Minnesota dentist went into hiding — until now!

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In his first interview since the hunt, Palmer announced Sunday night that he would be returning to his practice later this week! He said:

"I have a lot of staff members, and I'm a little heartbroken at the disruption in their lives, And I'm a health professional. I need to get back to my staff and my patients, and they want me back. That's why I'm back."

Palmer made it clear the 25-minute interview would be his only media appearance. Though he reportedly refused to answer most of the questions regarding the hunt, he did admit:

"If I had known this lion had a name and was important to the country or a study obviously I wouldn't have taken it."

When asked about why he went into hiding for so long, the dentist denied that he ever went in hiding in the first place! He added:

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Zimbabwe Finally Charges Those Involved In Cecil The Lion's Death!

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Before we get your hopes up, no, it's not the dentist. But at least someone is paying for the vicious slaying!

Cecil the Lion has led to one of the most controversial stories of the year when he was shot and killed by Dr. Walter Palmer in Zimbabwe last month, but it seems like he's finally getting some justice.

That's because Zimbabwean prosecutors charged Honest Ndlovu, the man who owned the land where Cecil was killed, for allowing an illegal hunt on his land on Tuesday.

[ Related: Celebs React To The Heinous Murder Of Cecil The Lion ]

Honest's role in Cecil's death could get him either a year in jail or a $400 fine, while Theo Bronkhorst, another hunter who aided Dr. Palmer in the tracking, has also been charged for failing to stop the illegal hunt.

And while it looks like Dr. Palmer will never face any legal ramifications for his part in the murder, hopefully his reputation will negatively affect his role in his recently reopened dentistry practice.

If anything, at least Cecil's death has led to tougher hunting regulations for lions, elephants, and leopards in the area.

Rest in peace, Cecil.

[Image via Facebook.]

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Walter Palmer's Dental Practice Reopens In Minnesota — But Where Is Cecil The Lion's Killer??

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He's baa-aaack!

Ok, not quite… but Dr. Walter Palmer's dental practice is back open after being closed for a month and serving patients in Bloomington, Minnesota — even though Palmer is still in hiding!

[ Video: Jimmy Kimmel Gets Choked Up Talking About Cecil The Lion! ]

The dentist, who infamously shot Cecil the Lion last month in Zimbabwe, has been out of the public eye ever since worldwide condemnation across the Internet and elsewhere pointed at him for his questionable hunting practices.

Now though, River Bluff Dental, the practice Palmer operates with another dentist and a staff of employees and assistants, has reopened — and staff has made a statement about their work:

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The Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Got Busted For Illegally Killing A Black Bear — And The Disturbing Pics Will Make You Hate Him Even More!

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Maybe Dr. Walter Palmer is just as bad as we all think.

He claimed ignorance over the legality of hunting and killing Cecil the Lion, but it's tough to give him the benefit of the doubt when new information like this keeps coming to light!

On Friday morning, it was revealed that Palmer took place in a hunt several years ago in Wisconsin that illegally took the life of a black bear.

[ Related: Disney Animator Of The Lion King Drew A Stunning Tribute To Cecil ]

Apparently, Palmer had a permit to hunt a black bear in a specific county in Wisconsin — only he ended up shooting and killing the animal more than 40 miles away in another county.

And when his hunting guides called him on it, Palmer attempted to buy them off, offering $20,000 to lie and say the bear was shot in a legal area. The guides didn't buy it, and they turned him in to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who promptly handed down a fine and felony probation to the dentist.

And now, we've got the pictures of Palmer's illegal bear hunt. Check out the disturbing pics (below) but be warned — they are graphic:

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Lions & Tigers & Kardashians, OH MY! Khloe And Kendall Snap Pics With Some Majestically Beautiful Cats!

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So cute — and not just the Kardashians!

On Thursday, Khloe Kardashian and Kendall Jenner visited the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation animal sanctuary in Mexico, and posted some AH-Mazing shots of furry felines, up close and very personal!

[ Related: At Least One Good Thing Is Coming After Cecil The Lion's Death! ]

The two were there playing with feline cubs, meeting the rescued animals, and having one of those incredible days we all wish we could have, right!?

Ch-ch-check out some of the pics from the girls' afternoon via Instagram (below):

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Disney Animator Of The Lion King Drew A Stunning Tribute To Cecil The Lion — Check Out The Image & Time-Lapse Video HERE!

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This is BEYOND perfect!

By now, most everyone has heard about the heinous act of killing Cecil the Lion and we've even seen a range of celebrity reactions, whether it's getting choked up like Jimmy Kimmel or outraged liked Betty White!

But Aaron Blaise, a Disney animator on the film The Lion King and a massive animal lover himself, was just as disgusted! However, he decided to take his frustration and use it to pay tribute to Cecil by creating a BEAUTIFUL image that reminds us of one of the more memorable moments of Disney feature films.

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Blaise wrote of the the tragic event and his feelings on the matter:

"I am a HUGE animal lover an it drives me crazy when I see these beautiful creatures destroyed for no good reason. When I heard the news about Cecil I got inspired to create a tribute image. It's not much but hopefully it will make people think."

Ch-ch-check out the image (below) in a time-lapse video of Blaise creating the gorgeous image!

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