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Can you have a Pet Lion? Legal Domesticated Lions, Where are they for Sale?

Lions are called the kings of the savanna for good reason. They are proud, majestic, and powerful creatures. But is it possible to keep a lion as a pet? The first step in answering this question is determining the local exotic pet laws in your area. Many states and countries prohibit keeping large cats as pets due to the inherent danger. If it is legal in your area, then you will most likely need to obtain special permission as well as a certified permit to handle a dangerous animal. You also need special space for your lion to live in and a constant supply of fresh meat to keep your lion happy. Safety is of the utmost importance, as lions can easily kill a person. Purchasing a lion is generally done from a zoo or circus that has pregnant female lions or a lack of housing space. It can also be done through exotic animal dealers centered in Africa. Lions are extremely expensive to purchase as well as maintain, so bear this in mind before making your decision.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. Keeping the above mentioned animal as a pet may be dangerous or illegal. We do not condone selling illegal pets, nor do we guarantee that pet suppliers will carry the animal in question. Capturing and keeping wild animals is illegal and dangerous. Do not engage in this activity.

by Susan White on Fri, 07/02/2010 - 01:53

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