Three arrested in Ain Sokhna for possessing lion cub without license

Following a viral Facebook photo of a person carrying a lion cub on his shoulder and roaming the streets of Ain Sokhna in Egypt’s Suez Governorate, security services in the area made a statement.

According to a statement by the Ministry of the Interior, Wednesday, the person in the photo was a photographer residing in Cairo who was found in possession of a 5-month-old lion cub without a license.

The man intended to photograph the lion at a resort as part of his job, according to the statements.

He was arrested by forces of the Suez Security Directorate and will have charges pressed against him.

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