A baby lion cub has been found by France’s customs agency in a garage in Marseille.
Marseille’s customs brigade found a small female lioness inside a cage on Wednesday that weighed just “a few kilograms”.
Experts say she is one to two months old and has not been weened.
The agency said a man who was placed in detention said he acquired the cub from some people in “a building” in the southern French city who said they did not know how to look after a wild cat and gave the animal up.
The customs agency says the feline was immediately handed over to France’s animal protection group for specialised care.
In January 2007, two lion cubs were discovered by Montpellier customs before being given to the Marseille Zoo.