Two-month-old lion cub found inside car in Turkey’s southeast

Two-month-old lion cub found inside car in Turkey’s southeast

GAZİANTEP
Two-month-old lion cub found inside car in Turkey’s southeast

A two-month-old lion cub was found in a car by police on Aug. 23, in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

Security teams were conducting searches inside a car at a road checkpoint when they found the lion cub inside.

Proceedings were held for the driver of the car as the lion cub was immediately taken to a rehab center for wild animals in the neighboring Şanlıurfa province.

The cub was subsequently transferred to the Gaziantep Zoo and was settled in a separate place for special care by authorities.

The cub will be isolated from the environment for around three days in order to get rid of stress after being separated from the family.

According to initial health checks, the cub is in stable condition and will be vaccinated after 20 days.

The lion cub is only being fed lactose-free milk.