Walter Palmer, Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion, returns to work

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion returned to work Tuesday after weeks away, walking silently past a swarm of media and a handful of protesters outside his small dental practice calling for him to be sent to Zimbabwe to face trial.

A security guard met Walter Palmer in the parking lot of the Bloomington clinic as he walked from a street where police had blocked off traffic, whisking him inside past a barrage of reporters shouting questions.

Palmer announced Sunday in an interview with The Associated Press - his first since the uproar broke over Cecil's killing during a hunt in Zimbabwe's vast Hwange National Park in July - that he would return