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Lioness Found Roaming The Streets Of Dubai
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Published: Jan 23, 2016

Residents in the Al Barsha neighborhood of Dubai might have noticed a stranger roaming their streets Thursday when a lion went out for a stroll.

Source: feralfront.com
Source: feralfront.com

The animal was subsequently captured by the Public Parks and Horticulture Department of Dubai Municipality and taken under the care of a local zoo.

Though it is illegal to keep endangered or threatened wildlife as pets in the United Arab Emirates, there have been numerous sightings of Emirati men in their luxury cars accompanied by pet lions along for the cruise.

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Source: amazingworldfactsnpics.com

The thrill of keeping lions, cheetahs and tigers as pets is popular in some quarters of the Gulf, where it’s seen as a status of wealth and power.