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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Two Romanians fined after trying to sell lion cub as pet

Two people from Arad county, Western Romania, got a fine of RON 7,500 (some EUR 1,600) after trying to sell a lion cub as a house pet.

Police officers spotted the two people on the night of August 25 to August 26 near the Strandul Termal area in Timisoara, and noticed they had a lion cub, which they were trying to sell without any legal documents. The policemen notified the National Environmental Guard, which decided to fine the two, as they were holding the wild animal illegally.

The police officers took the three-week old lion cub and transported it to the Zoo in Timisoara, where the animal is supervised and cared for by the specialized staff.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Garda Nationala de Mediu on Facebook)

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Irina Marica
Senior News & Features Writer

Irina holds a BA in Journalism. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, photography and she is passionate about music (especially Icelandic music), writing and Japanese literature. In the past, she has worked as an editor for an indoor-circuit TV station and also collaborated with several newspapers. You can send her press releases or feedback on her articles by e-mailing irina.marica@romania-insider.com

Two Romanians fined after trying to sell lion cub as pet

Two people from Arad county, Western Romania, got a fine of RON 7,500 (some EUR 1,600) after trying to sell a lion cub as a house pet.

Police officers spotted the two people on the night of August 25 to August 26 near the Strandul Termal area in Timisoara, and noticed they had a lion cub, which they were trying to sell without any legal documents. The policemen notified the National Environmental Guard, which decided to fine the two, as they were holding the wild animal illegally.

The police officers took the three-week old lion cub and transported it to the Zoo in Timisoara, where the animal is supervised and cared for by the specialized staff.

Irina Marica, irina.marica@romania-insider.com

(photo source: Garda Nationala de Mediu on Facebook)

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