Lion cubs relocated from impoverished Gaza to Jordan

Amir Khalil, from the British Four Paws charity, plays with lion cubs Mona and Max at a hotel in the Gaza strip on July 4, 2015Two lions cubs were on Sunday taken from a Gaza Strip refugee camp to Jordan, their former owner said, after their maintenance became too great a financial burden. The two lions were like children to us,” Saadi Jamal said of the five-month old male and female big cats named Max and Mona. Jamal, a Palestinian Authority security employee who lives in the Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza and is a father to six, had planned to make some money by leasing the lions out to amusement parks, seaside resorts and restaurants.

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