Subscribe Register Login

Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 9:32 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Russian children find lion cub, take it to school

By The Associated Press

This article was published November 29, 2012 at 7:51 a.m.

— Most primary school classes get a goldfish to keep, a hamster or a turtle if they’re lucky — but children from one village in southern Russia got to play with a lion cub.

Children in the Rostov region found the 5-month old cub on the steppe Wednesday and took it to their teacher, who kept it in the school gym, police said Thursday.

While waiting for police, children petted and played with the cub, named Barsik. One boy even tried to ride it like a horse while it mewled and swiped at the air.

The cub had escaped from a car on the way to a zoo in Dagestan in the North Caucasus. It has now been removed from the school and placed in a local zoo.

Comments on: Russian children find lion cub, take it to school

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Diesel mechanic

    Diesel mechanic wanted to work on trucks and heavy equipment...
    LITTLE ROCK, AR

  • Senior sales representative

    This unique position pays, salary, commissions, overrides a...
    Little Rock, AR

  • Maintenance director

    Highlands of Harrison - Timsis recruiting for a maintenance ...
    HARRISON, AR

  • Sales reps

    Mint Auto Restoration and Detailing Come join the #1 Auto Re...
    ROGERS, AR

  • Front desk clerk

    front desk clerk Days Inn, Prothro Junction. Now hiring full...
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

Search 945 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online