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Lions can be bought cheaper than buffaloes in Pakistan

In order to raise money, the Lahore Safari Zoo administration plans to sell up to 12 of its lions in the first week of August

According to media sources, the king of the jungle may be purchased in Pakistan for less money than a buffalo.

According to Samaa TV, the management of the Lahore Safari Zoo is willing to sell some of its African lions for PKR 150,000 (about Rs. 50,000) each animal.

In order to raise money, the Lahore Safari Zoo intends to sell 12 of its lions in the first week of August.

Three lionesses are among the wild cats that have been domesticated.

The lions might be purchased at a premium and sold to private house developments or enthusiasts for animal husbandry.

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In an effort to cover other expenses as well as the increasing cost of caring for animals at the zoo, the zoo administrators made the decision to sell the lions.

Wild cat upkeep is not only challenging, but also pricey. Eight to nine kilogrammes of meat are consumed daily by lions.

According to the zoo's management, they frequently sell off a couple of its lions and utilise the proceeds to cover further costs, as Samaa TV reported.

Last year, up to 14 lions were sold to people under the guise of a shortage of space in the safari zoo.

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