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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