U.S. dentist wanted for killing Cecil the lion

Story highlightsMinnesota dentist says he relied on expertise of local guides "to ensure a legal hunt""I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite," he saysZimbabwe official says the hunter paid $50,000 to a safari guideThe man suspected in Cecil's death is Walter James Palmer of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, according to Johnny Rodrigues, head of the Zimbabwe Conservation Get the Best Tips - Teeth Care Plan Task Force.

Cecil, who was 13, was a prized lion in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park, where visitors reportedly sighted him frequently. A video of the animal, regal, indifferent and sleepy-eyed,