Meet man who keeps pet lion and lets it roam around freely

Meet man who keeps pet lion and lets it roam around freely

Most people who feel inclined to own a pet often go for the simple stuff - either a dog or a cute cat. Others feel more adventurous and keep snakes or spiders. Those who feel even more daring will keep wild animals like lions as pets. Wow.

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33-year-old Zulkaif Chaudhary is a different breed. This Pakistani chap prefers living with a grown lion. Yes, a real lion!

For this daring man, keeping a cute puppy or kitten isn't good enough. Even something like a tarantula or corn snake didn't seem wild enough for Zulkaif.

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Zulkaif explained to Caters News Agency that he bought the 'big cat' six months ago while it was still a little cub.

The lion, named Babbar, eats around eight kilograms of meat per day and weighs a whopping 76kgs.

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According to Zulkaif, Babbar is free to roam around the house and is even fortunate enough to own a king-sized bed.

Briefly.co.za gathers that Zulkaif, who is also a father, terms the furry animal as his child and is opposed to chaining the king of the jungle.

"I have never chained Babbar nor will I ever because I love him like my own child," he said.

And if you think getting a lion was a decision made by the whole family then sorry to say, you are wrong.

Zulkaif did not notify anyone about his decision to buy the wild animal. Instead, he bought it and surprised his kin.

"But they were all very happy to see him. They all come to meet him every day," the wealthy dad said.

Could this be what they refer to as 'rich people problems'?

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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