Qi Xiao pictured with Hima upon its controversial return to his home in Phnom Penh on July 5, 2021. Photo: AFP Qi Xiao pictured with Hima upon its controversial return to his home in Phnom Penh on July 5, 2021. Photo: AFP
Qi Xiao pictured with Hima upon its controversial return to his home in Phnom Penh on July 5, 2021. Photo: AFP
Cambodia

Cambodia’s Hun Sen returns Hima the lion to Chinese owner, to dismay of critics

  • The defanged and declawed 18-month-old cub had been imported from overseas by a Chinese national who named it Hima
  • It was confiscated on June 27 and brought to a wildlife rescue centre after activists said the private residence was ‘inappropriate’ for a wild animal

Topic |   Cambodia
Qi Xiao pictured with Hima upon its controversial return to his home in Phnom Penh on July 5, 2021. Photo: AFP Qi Xiao pictured with Hima upon its controversial return to his home in Phnom Penh on July 5, 2021. Photo: AFP
Qi Xiao pictured with Hima upon its controversial return to his home in Phnom Penh on July 5, 2021. Photo: AFP
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