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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.

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