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Photos: Lion Cub Captured in Tehran

Photos by Youness Khani, Mehr News Agency

Tehran Fire Department crew have captured a lion cub in the the northern part of the town near Lavizan. The lion, weighing 50 Kilograms, was moving among the trees when it was spotted by a driver and reported to the authorities.

According to Mehr News Agency, this is the second lion found in the area and it's about twice the size of the first lion cub. The lions have been handed over to Pardisan Park.

Video of the baby lion captured on December 13, 2011 in Tehran

It is not clear how these lions made their way to the area. But according to the Fire Department personnel, judging from the behaviors of the captured lions, it seems they were kept as pets.



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