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Lion cub found near Russian village

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SEYATEL, Russia, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Authorities in Russia said a runaway lion cub found by a group of children was taken to a zoo and its owner was later identified.

Police said the children discovered the 7-month-old cub Wednesday near the village of Seyatel in southern Russia and police took care of the young lion until it could be transported to the Rostov-on-Don Zoo, The Moscow Times reported Thursday.

The male cub was originally thought to have escaped from a traveling circus, but owner Irina Kulikovskaya soon came forward and said the lion, which she planned to create a zoo around, had fled while being transported in the trunk of her car.

"The lion was meant to become the real star of the new zoo," said Kulikovskaya, who said she is planning to retrieve the cub from the Rostov-on-Don Zoo.
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