Meet 17-year-old Belhasa who owns exotic zoo in Dubai

Meet 17-year-old Belhasa who owns exotic zoo in Dubai

Rashed Belhasa may look like just another normal kid but is not the regular teenager you will meet on the street because he is living a life above his age.

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The 17-year-old is a son of Dubai's construction billionaire Saif Ahmed Belhasa who is worth about £4 billion (more than R72 billion).

Belhasa is a proud owner of an exotic zoo with choice animals - both domestic and wild in the United Arabs Emirates.

He has no fewer than 1.5 million followers on Instagram alone talk less of other social media platforms.

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SunSports reveals that the teenager has over 500 exotic animals in his zoo and has a number of world's greatest footballers and sports stars as his friends.

Inside the private zoo, you'll find lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, and even bears, and has named some of them after A-list celebrities and cartoon characters.

He has two giraffes named after Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie, while his monkey is called Paris Hilton, who incidentally has visited Belhasa.

Ronaldo, Jackie Chan, Floyd Mayweather, Rihanna and Mariah Carey are some other celebrities who have stopped by at the zoo.

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And it's footballers who are now coming in their droves, wowed by Belhasa's wealth and the opportunity to feed a beast they'd never encounter otherwise.

Jesse Lingard, John Terry, David Luiz, Luka Modric and more have all fed a tiger or a cub some milk for a photo op.

While Paul Pogba loved nothing more than hanging out with Belhasa and his chimpanzees.

Even boxers Anthony Joshua and Floyd Mayweather have gone toe-to-toe with some bears and orangutans.

The zoo itself can be seen from the lavish home's living room and was featured on Channel 4's World's Weirdest Homes back in December.

Belhasa revealed that the zoo isn't open to the public, the family doesn't make a profit from it and the animals aren't badly treated.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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