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Two Abandoned Lions Found in Rural Region of Mexico

August 8, 2014

A pair of lions were discovered by Mexican authorities in a rural area in the state of Yucatan. The animals were found residing in a large trailer cage - apparently abandoned - without food or water.

Yucatan, Mexico Mexican authorities have rescued two lions found abandoned without food or water in a large trailer cage in a rural area.

The office of the attorney general for environmental protection says the male and female lions had apparently been left behind by a circus.

The circus apparently tried to set up its show in the area, but was unable to get a permit. The lions were found Saturday in the southern state of Yucatan.

Circus animal acts have been banned in an increasing number of Mexican cities, but no complete ban exists in Yucatan.

The office said late Monday that the lion's claws had been removed. They were taken to a zoo for safekeeping. A number of mutilated animals were seized from a circus in Yucatan earlier this year.

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