Take a Walk on the Wild Side with lions and tigers
You might think life in a refugee camp in Palestine is difficult and dangerous at the best of times. But these young children know no fear as they play with a pair of lion cubs.
The furry felines are owned by their grandfather, Saad al-Jamal, at their home in the Al-Shabora refugee camp in Rafah. The fluffy duo, named Mona and Alex, are just two months old and they are considered part of the family, even sharing their beds.
Though it is illegal to keep as pets endangered or threatened wildlife in the United Arab Emirates, there have been numerous sightings of Emirati men in their luxury cars accompanied by pet lions along for the cruise. The thrill of keeping lions, cheetahs and tigers as pets is popular in some quarters of the Gulf, where it’s seen as a status of wealth and power.
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