Jogger in the Netherlands Finds Abandoned Lion Cub

A jogger running through a field in the central Netherlands got a surprise on Sunday when an abandoned lion appeared on the route.

The cub – which is believed to be four months old – was found in a small cage outside of Utrecht.

It was taken to the Lion Foundation in the northern Netherlands after being examined by a vet, according to public broadcaster NOS.

Local police have made a public appeal for information on its owner.

It was certainly not business as usual for a force on patrol in Tienhoven, a village about 10km (6 miles) to Utrecht’s north.

On Twitter, they wrote: “This morning, colleagues received a very peculiar report in Tienhoven. Seen or heard anything?”

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SOURCE: BBC News