Pet Lion Confiscated by Police After Videos of Wild Animal Go Viral

Cambodian authorities have confiscated a pet lion, after the owner shared videos of it on TikTok.

On June 27, Phnom Penh authorities teamed up with NGO Wildlife Alliance to raid the house where the lion lived on Sunday. The lion was 18 months old and weighed 70kg (nearly 155 pounds), which is much less than the 190kg (nearly 420 pounds) average of adult male lions.

Reportedly, the lion roamed the halls of the large house in the wealthy neighborhood of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. According to a press release by the Wildlife Alliance, the owner had removed the animal’s canine teeth, which are vital for its ability to bite meat, and severely clipped its claws.

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