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Lion cub found in Lamborghini on France’s Champs-Elysees

The driver was taken into custody and the animal is being cared for by an animal protection agency.

A French animal protection agency is caring for a lion cub that was found by police in a Lamborghini on Paris’s Champs-Elysees boulevard.

The agency, 30 Million Friends, has said the cub is the third it has recovered in a month and the sixth in under a year.

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The car containing the lion cub was on the Champs Elysees (John Walton/PA)

It tweeted in French with images of the cub, saying that “particular” kinds of people wanted to resell “these babies” for profit, using an angry emoji.

It is calling for beefed-up measures against the trafficking of wild animals in France.

The cub, named Putin but known as Dadou, is less than two months old.

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The lion cub is the sixth rescued by the organisation in a year (30 Millions d’Amis/AP)

The agency said it has filed a legal complaint against the driver of the rented Lamborghini, who was taken into custody.

It said the cub has a few health problems but is basically fine.

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