This is absolutely disgusting.
Police are looking for an American dentist who spent $50,000 to kill one of Zimbabwe's most famous lions!
Earlier this month, Cecil the lion was beheaded and skinned after Walter James Palmer, a dentist from Minnesota, paid to shoot and kill the beloved creature with a bow and arrow.
Conservation groups were outraged after learning the 13-year-old animal was murdered on July 1 in Hwange National Park -- partly because Cecil was lured out of the park and shot.
Johnny Rodrigues, the head of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force explained that Cecil seemingly enjoyed human contact, saying:
"He never bothered anybody. He was one of the most beautiful animals to look at."
A spokesperson for Palmer said that the hunter admits he may have shot the lion, explaining:
[Image via YouTube.]