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Lion cub escapes from tamer's home

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09:44 CEST+02:00
A lion cub of four and a half months escaped from its owner in a town in western France, prompting a search party of police and firemen to gather to ensure her safe return.

Sylvie the lion cub was in the kitchen with her owner, lion tamer Frédéric Rosel, when a dog scared her and she ran off towards the neighbours' sunflower field in Sainte-Livrade, newspaper La Dépêche reports.

Fearing the four month old cub would hurt herself, the owner called the authorities for help in finding her.

A search party of two policemen, a team of firemen and a representative from the national office of hunting found Sylvie safe and well on Wednesday afternoon.

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