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Office of dentist who killed Cecil the lion reopens, Walter Palmer apparently still in hiding

Posted at 3:00 PM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-17 16:00:04-04

MINNEAPOLIS - The big game hunter who found himself targeted after killing a beloved Zimbabwean lion named Cecil, reopened his dental practice Monday.

According to a tweet from River Bluff Dental, the doors are open to patients and a security guard is now monitoring the Minneapolis practice.

"Dr. Palmer is not on site," according to a statement from the office.  "The employees and patients wish to get back to business as usual to serve our clients and patients, and maintain the jobs of dedicated professionals."

River Bluff Dental tweeted this message Monday after reopening. (Twitter)

River Bluff Dental tweeted this message Monday after reopening. (Twitter)

River Bluff Dental is not answering phone calls, and requests for comment were not returned.

Palmer went into hiding after news of the lion's death in late July.