Video circulating online shows a girl catching a lion roaming the streets of Kuwait, according to Kuwaiti media Al Anbaa.
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The girl is seen walking down the street carrying the young lion, who appears to be trying to escape.
Al Anbaa reported on Sunday that the lion escaped to the Sabahiya area, south of Kuwait.
Environmental police attended the scene and helped the young girl, who later turned out to be the lion’s owner, to contain the big cat and bring it back to captivity.
Although illegal in many Gulf states, exotic animals remain popular as pets for many people.
Authorities in Dubai announced they were cracking down on possession of dangerous animals in June 2020 after reports of a large cat wandering around the community of The Springs.
It later turned out that these were false reports and that the supposedly dangerous animal on camera was in fact a domestic cat.
People in Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, are known to pay more than $ 6,000 for pet cheetahs, according to a Saudi Gazette report.
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