Phnom Penh coalition authorities, along with NGO Wildlife Alliance confiscated a pet lion yesterday, 27 June 2021, in a raid on House #22, Street 306, Beoung Keng Kang 1, Phnom Penh.
The male lion is 18 months old and weighs 70 kg. The owner had removed the lion’s canine teeth and severely clipped his claws. Such modifications can dramatically reduce wild cats’ quality of life. After being rescued by the team, the lion was transported to the Phnom Tamao Wildlife Rescue Centre, where he will be housed in the future in a wilderness-like enclosure and provided professional care.