Spanish couple shares bed with rescued lion from circus

Aug 15, 2017, 06:00 IST | mid-day online correspondent

A couple has caused shocked waves online for keeping a 250-kg pet lion in their home. Mada and Eloy, who hail from Catalonia, Spain, rescued the big cat from a life in the circus

Spanish couple shares bed with rescued lion from circusLion with the Spanish couple

A couple has caused shocked waves online for keeping a 250-kg pet lion in their home. Mada and Eloy, who hail from Catalonia, Spain, rescued the big cat from a life in the circus.

The lion, christened Simba, is 19 months old. Simba reportedly eats as part of the family and can often be found lounging inside the home, Daily Mail reported.

Spanish couple shares bed with rescued lion from circusLion/PicYouTube

After the couple adopted the lion, they turned their garden into an enclosure for the animal. They even revealed that the lion even sleeps with them.

It costs the couple around Rs 37,000 every month to feed and take care of him.

However, the Spanish couple is drawing flak for getting the beast to share their bed.

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