Zimbabwe's government says the American who killed the country's most famous lion, Cecil, should be extradited to face justice.
Environment minister Oppo Muchinguri told a news conference Walter Palmer, a Minnesota dentist, was a foreign poacher who paid for an illegal hunt.
She said the Prosecutor General had already started the process to have the 55-year-old extradited from the United States.
Mr Palmer has admitted killing the lion, but has said in a statement he hired professional guides and believed all the necessary hunting permits were in order.
He is believed to have paid about NZ$75,000 to hunt Cecil with a bow and arrow.