Hunting Ban Lifted 10 Days After Cecil Killing

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Zimbabwe has lifted a ban on big-game hunting just 10 days after the killing of Cecil the lion, officials told NBC News on Monday.

Hunting was suspended on Aug. 1 in the area surrounding Hwange National Park where Cecil was killed by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, sparking international outcry.

The Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said the moratorium had been axed across most of that area. The ban remains in place on farmland where Cecil died, as well as several other farms were officials allege animals were killed illegally, parks spokeswoman Caroline Washaya-Moyo told NBC News.

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