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Cecil lion hunt guide appears in court

The Zimbabwean hunter who led the expedition that killed Cecil the lion appeared in court on Wednesday on charges of organising an illegal hunt.

Theo Bronkhorst, who runs a safari company, denies any wrongdoing over the hunt in July when US dentist Walter Palmer paid to shoot the lion with a bow and arrow.

Zimbabwean officials have called for Palmer to be extradited from the US over the "illegal" killing, claiming he broke the law by financing an illegal hunt.

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Cecil killer left 'the world will hunt you down' message

The sign left outside Walter Palmer's Californian holiday home. Credit: Reuters

Cecil the lion killer Walter Palmer has been warned "the world will hunt you down" in a message left outside his holiday home.

A sign, with a lion cuddly toy attached, was taped to the front door of the property in California.

It reads: "You are an abomination - the world will hunt you down. Cecil Innocence."

Palmer has not been seen since news of the lion's death broke sparking a furious backlash from animal rights campaigners around the world.

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