Rep. for dentist who killed lion reaches out to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was contacted by a representative of Dr. Walter Palmer, the American dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe, according to Vanessa C. Kauffman spokeswoman from the Division of Public Affairs for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

"The Service's investigation is ongoing and appreciates that Dr. Palmer's representative voluntarily reached out to the Service," said Kauffman in a statement.

The Service then confirmed the late Thursday evening contact again in a Tweet.

Earlier Thursday the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it was trying to reach the Minnesota dentist. Fish and Wildlife