Zimbabwe accuses 1 more American of lion killing
Zimbabwe has accused an American doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite another American who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.
Jan Casimir Seski of Murrysville, in the eastern state of Pennsylvania, shot the lion with a bow and arrow near Hwange National Park, without approval and on land where it was not allowed, said Zimbabwe’s National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.
Landowner Headman Sibanda was arrested and is assisting police, it said.
Seski, a gynecological oncologist who directs the Center for Bloodless Medicine and Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, is a big-game hunter according to safari outfitters and bow-hunting sites. Kill shots on the sites identify “Dr. Jan Seski” as the man standing next to slain animals including elephants, a hippo, an ostrich and antelopes such as an impala, a kudu, and a nyala.
Seski did not respond to messages left by The Associated Press at his home and with an answering service for his medical practice. The AP also called and knocked on the door at Seski’s house, which is set back among some woods outside Pittsburgh.