Big Game Hunter Who Shot Lion Faces Scrutiny

The dentist hasn't been seen since closing his office 5 days ago while Zimbabwe's Environment Minister calls for his extradition.
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questions about another famous lion. Jericho, seen here on the left, is the brother of Cecil, there on the right. Cecil, of course, is the lion whose killing by an American dentist last month sparked international outrage. And tonight, there are fears for his brother, too. Here now, ABC's fill Len Mena with the later. Reporter: Tonight, conflicting reports from Zimbabwe, that Cecil's brother, Jericho, may have been shot and killed. Jericho protecting Cecil's cubs after his death one month ago. The news comes as Cecil the lion's killer, American Dr. Walter palmer, faces increasing scrutiny. He hasn't been seen since closing his Minnesota dental office five days ago. Protesters now joined by Zimbabwe's environment minister, calling for Dr. Palmer to return there to answer for the killing of its most famous lion. The processes have started and we are looking forward for his extradition. Reporter: Even if Dr. Palmer isn't extradited, experts say a U.S. Law called the Lacey act could spell trouble for him here at home. The Lacey act allows the justice department to bring a criminal prosecution against people whoimported animals that they have taken in violation of a foreign nation's law. Imprisonment is a possible penalty. Reporter: Big game hunting is big business. Just last year, a Texas man paid $350,000 to hunt a black rhinoceros in that anybody Ya. Money reportedly used for conversation. Authorities in Zimbabwe tonight now suspending big game hunting in the area where Cecil was killed. Phillip Mena, ABC news, new York.

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