The dangerous fashion for keeping wild predators in urban apartments rarely ends in good, and animals in such situations suffer more often than people. Another example is the famous Simba lion cub from Vladivostok.
Simba, an eight-month-old captive lion cub, is a very popular person in Vladivostok; he often appeared on corporate parties and other prestigious parties. For his short life, Simba changed three owners, and his regime was a little like what is natural for such an animal.
Simba is not the only wild cat living as a pet in Vladivostok. This city is informally leading in Russia in the number of predators held in private hands, most of which are illegal.
The lion cub brought from Yekaterinburg had all the necessary documents drawn up; the last of the owners proudly drove him in a car and even drove him on a leash. But, as they say, something went wrong: the cute kitten grew up very much, began to enter a dangerous age and was hastily transferred to the local zoo, where the lion Hephaestus already lives with a similar unenviable fate.
The veterinarian of the Sadgorod zoo claims that Simba needs a serious restoration of the nervous system and behavior correction.