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Jogger Finds Abandoned Lion

It was in a small cage in a Dutch field
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 8, 2018 1:06 AM CDT
Police in the Netherlands shared this photo of the abandoned cub.   (Politie StichtseVecht)

(Newser) – Police in the Netherlands are trying to track down the person who left a lion cub abandoned in a small cage in the middle of a field. The cub was spotted by an astonished jogger near the village of Tienhoven, north of Utrecht, the BBC reports. A veterinarian examined the cub before it was taken to a big cat rescue facility. "I have travelled all over the world to stun animals, even lions and tigers, but I've never experienced anything like this," veterinarian Peter Klaver tells RTL Nieuws. He says the lion would probably have been able to escape the relatively flimsy cage eventually, though he was able to put the cage in the back of his vehicle to take the cub to the rescue facility without needing to stun it. (Read more lion stories.)

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