Pet lion confiscated by authorities
PHNOM PENH: Cambodian authorities yesterday confiscated a pet lion from a Chinese national after it was seen in TikTok videos being cuddled and bathed in a Phnom Penh villa.
The 18-month-old male, weighing 70kg, had been imported from overseas by the owner to be raised in his home, the environment ministry said. The owner had shared a photo on the app of the lion sitting in a driveway as a dog played nearby.
The confiscation comes a day after a Twitter user posted an aerial shot of the creature roaming around a garden in Phnom Penh.