Melissa Bachman posted a picture on Facebook of her posing next to the animal, saying she had an "incredible" day hunting. The TV wildlife presenter is facing a barrage of criticism after posing with a lion she claimed to have shot during a hunt in South Africa.
Bachman - who presents American hunting show Winchester Deadly Passion - posted a picture on her Facebook account which showed her holding a gun and smiling next to the apparently dead male lion.
The image was posted along with the message: "An incredible day hunting in South Africa! Stalked inside 60-yards on this beautiful male lion... What a hunt!"
But the photograph led to a storm of criticism online, with the presenter branded "heartless" and "shameful". Even comedian Ricky Gervais expressed his disgust at the image.