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Lion cub found by jogger in the Netherlands

Posted on Tuesday, 9 October, 2018 | Comment icon 8 comments

Police are hunting for the lion cub's former owner. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Alias 0591
The caged lion cub was found abandoned in the middle of a field to the north of the city of Utrecht.
The jogger, who has not been named, got the shock of his life when he discovered the cat on Sunday.

The lion cub, which is thought to be around four months old, has since been taken in to care. It was picked up by officers from Tienhoven - a village located around six miles north of Utrecht.

"I have travelled all over the world to stun animals, even lions and tigers, but I've never experienced anything like this," said Peter Klaver, the vet who examined the lion at the scene.

Authorities are now appealing to the general public for any information that might explain how the cub had ended up there. In particular, they want to hear from "anybody who has recently bought a lion."

"This morning, colleagues received a very peculiar report in Tienhoven," the department wrote.

"Seen or heard anything?"

Source: BBC News | Comments (8)

Tags: Lion, Netherlands

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by glorybebe on 7 October, 2018, 16:36
Glad it was found before it starved in the cage
Comment icon #2 Posted by OverSword on 9 October, 2018, 15:05
I'll bet that jogger is the person that put it there and just wanted to find a way to get it better care without getting in trouble.
Comment icon #3 Posted by seanjo on 9 October, 2018, 15:34
WTF is wrong with people?
Comment icon #4 Posted by katzemacht on 9 October, 2018, 20:56
Wishing the best for the lion cub, he/she deserves to be with its feline family. Sadly will not be able to be wild and free. The person(s)responsible for this crime need to be punished and never able to do it again, for the sake of all wildlife.
Comment icon #5 Posted by LightAngel on 10 October, 2018, 3:25
I couldn't agree more!
Comment icon #6 Posted by toast on 10 October, 2018, 8:06
He is doing well: If the vid dont work, click here (Warning: Cuteness Alarm!) I`ve heard on the news yesterday that he will will be taken to the wild when he will be old enough. Above all, we can be lucky that he hasnt been killed by his owner for whatever reasons.
Comment icon #7 Posted by MissJatti on 10 October, 2018, 9:35
Poor Little Lion Cub
Comment icon #8 Posted by paperdyer on 10 October, 2018, 20:37
Maybe the cub was stolen or smuggled into the country and the people decided they didn't want the cub or were worried about being caught with the cub. At least they just didn't set it loose. Still with no food or water the cub couldn't have lasted long. If the person or persons that did this are caughgt, they should be placed in a cage and abandoned in the middle of nowhere.

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