In 1970s there was a family in Soviet Union which was keeping real lions as home pets in their small apartment in Baku city (now Azerbaijan).
The head of the Family – his name, ironically, was Leo (or Lion in Russian) was a normal Soviet architect, then one day he has got a lion cub from the zoo.
The little lion has been rejected by his mom-lioness and people of the zoo lost a hope to bring him up. So Leo has kept a cub for himself.
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This was a beginning of a long happy story with a really tragic ending. And this is not what you probably think happened.
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He has succeeded in feeding a lion. The animal started to grow, right in the family apartment of Leo. It was a normal family of four – Leo, his wife, and two their kids.
The lion has been growing and was totally peaceful towards people. In less than one year it turned to a full grown animal with a huge hair mane. They called him “King” and they were saying that his temper was of a noble one.