This cute lion cub has been rescued from inside a wooden box in the courier area of an international airport in Mexico.
Officers from Mexico’s National Guard found the lion cub in the box which was disguised as a package to be air delivered at the international airport in Oaxaca, southern Mexico.
The National Guard report that the lion was found during control at the arrivals section for couriered packages, with agents noticing the ventilation holes in the box.
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Official sources reported that the box only contained a document which appeared to be an invoice, with no legal documentation or microchip used to identify the specimen.
In the video, the officers can be seen letting the tiny cub out of the box, with one of the agents taking the feline in his arms.
The African lion cub (Panthera leo) was sent to the federal authorities in order for a plan to be made with regards to its rights.
An investigation into the incident has been launched but no arrests have been reported. It is unclear where the lion had been sent from.
‘katvalg’ said: “Take lots of care of this beautiful animal”.
‘lozaime’ added: “So cute, how on earth was it removed from its mother? It is very small”.
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