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Sat Mar 21, 2015, 06:51 AM

Lion cubs turn into stars of Gaza family

Gaza City (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Two lion cubs have become star members of a family living in a Gaza refugee camp as a result of the weak economy in the war-battered Palestinian territory.

A cash-starved zoo in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, sold the cubs to Saadi Jamal, a Palestinian Authority security employee who has taken them home -- to the delight of his four children and their neighbours.

For the past 10 weeks, "they've been living in the house like members of the family", he told AFP. The children in the three-room apartment and their local friends "play all day long with the cubs".

But this extended family comes at a price.

They gobble up half a kilo (one pound) of meat a day, a tall order in Israeli-blockaded Gaza where prices have soared since a devastating war last July-August against the Jewish state.- {sic}

http://news.yahoo.com/lion-cubs-turn-stars-gaza-family-001624766.html

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Response to ellenrr (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2015, 07:12 AM

1. This is so wrong, the father wants to rent them out....sell them....

probably to China....where's the mother to these poor cubs?

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Sat Mar 21, 2015, 07:32 AM

2. It's very nice that he's taking care of the cubs

But seriously stupid if he keeps them longer than being cubs. These are wild animals. Although, it's possible nothing will happen, it's probable that something tragic will.

He should get them to a wildlife refuge

Edit. Sorry, renting them out to multiple resorts, etc. No disrespect, ellenrr, but I don't see what is redeeming about this. Am I missing the point? I am sure that I could completely misunderstand.

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