The American dentist who sparked global outrage when that he killed an endangered black-maned lion in 2015 has been sighted hunting again.
Walter Palmer, 60, from Minnesota, is reported to have made his come back to the blood sport by travelling to Mongolia to slaughter the Altai argali -the largest wild sheep in the world.
In an image which includes recently emerged on social media marketing, the dentist, whose face is edited out of view, sometimes appears showing off the dead animal next to yet another trophy hunter, The Mirror reported.
The scenes come not exactly five years after the dentist sparked protests across the world for killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe with a bow and arrow.
An image on social media showed the American dentist (left), whose face was edited out of the picture, holding a sheep in Mongolia
The American dentist sparked worldwide outrage in 2015 when he killed an jeopardized black-maned lion
The dentist is reported to have paid £32,000 to his Zimbabwean guides to be able to shoot Cecil the lion (pictured)
Palmer is believed to have paid up to £80,000 to kill the wild animal in Mongolia this past year, according The Mirror.
Following the revelation Dr Teresa, wildlife vice-president at Humane Society International told The Mirror: ‘For trophy hunters to travel to Mongolia to kill a beautiful and endangered ram is an absolute outrage.
‘The argali ram is just a species in danger of extinction, so the idea that these animals may be killed for pleasure is abhorrent.
‘The killing of Cecil the lion five years back caused international shock. But clearly the killing for kicks continues.’
During his day at Mongolia, Palmer and his friend Brent Sinclair are believed to have climbed the hills in the Altai region and come as close as 20 yards to sheep.
Following the trip in 2019, Mr Sinclair shared a post on Facebook which read: ‘Another great adventure has come and gone, one to be placed in the memory book for sure. Just back from Mongolia, and it’s really almost enjoy it was merely a dream.
‘We saw rams each day and climbed around the hills in the Altai region getting as close as 20 yards 1 day to sheep bigger than I possibly could imagine.
‘Sheep hunting isn’t sheep hunting with no mid day nap in the sun on a mountain side, but its hard to relax and count sheep when whatever you can see through the scope are horns on rams bedded 200 yards away that carry twice the mass I’ve ever seen on sheep here in North America.
‘I have booked more hunting trips with this particular guy over the past 20 years than I will count. Together we have traveled to many far reaches of the world. We’ve seen some pretty amazing places.
‘In the years that have passed we’ve made camp in some rough country, we’ve challenged mountains and elevation that nearly beat us but we never quit…we’ve waited out weather for days in the remote reaches of the Arctic.
Palmer (pictured alongside a sheep he killed in Nevada previously) admitted to killing Cecil the Lion in 2015
Pictured: Trophy hunter Dr Walter Palmer with a leopard he shot in Zimbabwe
Palmer’s friend Brent Sinclair shared a post on Facebook about the trip in Mongolia
‘I’ve felt my heart beat in my ears when an 8000 lb + bull elephant looked down his trunk at us once we stood in the thorn brush only 31 yards from those tusks and all you had was a bow in your hand….. you drew back those 95 limbs and I thought to myself theres now way it is going to do the job of harvesting that massive bull, but you placed the arrow perfect and the rest is history.
‘This may however be the one that will undoubtedly be at the top of the pinnacle and hard to beat.
‘The Altai Argali of Mongolia is the largest of the worlds wild sheep and humbling is the only word one can use when you walk up to a ram like this for the first-time.. Thanks Amigo for the adventure…enjoy our next one.’
In 2015, Palmer sparked months of outrage and protests across the world when he paid £32,000 to his Zimbabwean guides in get back for to be able to shoot Cecil the lion.
Following the creature’s death a book by lion researcher Dr. Andrew Loveridge, who investigated the killing, showed that Cecil lived on for 10 to 12 hours after he was shot by Palmer.
In his book, ‘Lion Hearted: The Life and Death of Cecil and the Future of Africa’s Iconic Cats, Dr Loveridge wrote: ‘Clearly, although the wound was severe, the arrow had missed the vital organs or arteries that would have caused rapid blood loss and a relatively quick death.
‘Certainly, the lion was so incapacitated that in all those hours he’d had the oppertunity to move only 350 meters from the place where he was shot.’