Lion cub found inside luxury car on Champs-Elysées

A lion cub was found in a flashy car on the Champs-Elysees in Paris Monday evening, a police source said, the latest incidence of the fluffy-but-fierce animal apparently being kept as a pet.

Lion cub found inside luxury car on Champs-Elysées
Photo: 30 Millions d'Amis
The baby lion was discovered inside a hired Lamborghini during a police search on the busy luxury shopping street, according to the source, confirming earlier media reports.
The driver was taken into custody and the cub was being looked after, they said.
Last month, a six-week-old lion cub was seized from an apartment in a Paris suburb and the owner sentenced to six months in prison.
During that trial, the prosecutor said the discovery was not an isolated case and investigations were already underway into three other baby lions kept on the outskirts of the capital.
In a separate incident also in October, a tiny lion cub weighing just a few kilos was found in a car garage in the southern French city of Marseille.
That cub, a female believed to be between one and two months old, has been passed on to a specialist NGO which works to shelter wild animals.

Half-starved lion cub found abandoned in Paris flat

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  1. Empty, soul-less, impotent fools … trying to imbue themselves with the spirit of these noble (and dwindling) creatures. How much more pathetic can such (supposedly “rich”) dregs of humankind become? Stay tuned as humanity ever-more panics in response to MASSIVE global warming (caused by guess who? Idiot US).

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Half-starved lion cub abandoned in Paris flat finds new home

An emaciated lion cub rescued from a gritty Paris suburb has found a new home in an altogether more appropriate location.

Half-starved lion cub abandoned in Paris flat finds new home
The lion cub was found in an apartment in a suburb of Paris. Photo: Pompiers de Paris/Facebook
It's a long way from the neighbourhood of Noisy-le-Sec in the eastern suburbs of the French capital where King the lion cub was first spotted. His new home is in fact an animal reserve in South Africa. 
King was located at an empty apartment after being abandoned by a man who, according to investigators, hired the creature to show off.
“Today a year old, King spends happy days in a 25,000 hectare reserve in South Africa,” announced the Pompiers de Paris firefighters on Wednesday.

Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of the 24-year-old owner posing with his pet. 
On arriving at an apartment in the northeastern Noisy-le-Sec suburb, the fire service found the abandoned cub “wasting away”.
After being captured with a lasso, during the rescue in October, the startled lion was placed in the care of an animal rights group.
The cub however remains “traumatized by his misadventure”, according to the foundation now looking after him. 
But the good news is he receives daily care and is being helped to slowly acclimatize to his new natural environment.
The Pompiers de Paris warned that wild animals are neither domestic animals nor toys.