Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion

Posted at 5:47 AM, Aug 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-03 05:47:00-04

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.

Parks and wildlife management authorities say Jan Casimir Seski shot the lion with a bow and arrow near Hwange National Park, without approval and on land where it wasn't allowed.

Seski is a gynecological oncologist at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. Photographs on safari outfitters and bow-hunting sites show him standing next to slain animals including elephants and a hippo.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwean authorities say they'll seek the extradition of Minnesota dentist Walter James Palmer, alleging he lacked authorization to kill "Cecil," a lion that was lured out of Hwange National Park.