Phnom Penh: Unconfirmed photos and videos are spreading across social media after a male lion was spotted walking down a city street- confirmed as 306.
At the time, the owner was reported as signing a contract, “promising to meet the conditions related to the techniques that are appropriate and the technical standards of the living environment for the lion and safety. The owner will assume the risks to himself and be responsible.”
Such an incident was already feared, and the story went global at the beginning of July.
EDIT: A witness driving past took shots of the lion being recaptured and taken back into the villa.
According to a witness, the lion jumped out of the garden, onto a car and then went for a stroll down the street.
UPDATE: Chinese language websites say the lion owner claims that local staff colluded in a blackmail plot. He also claimed the video was leaked after he refused to pay. It was added that he will build a bigger fence, apologizes for anyone scared by seeing the top predator of the African Savannah wandering up St. 306, and promises that this won’t happen again.