Preposterous Pets: Living With Lions
AN animal lover who lives in a remote mountain town keeps two adult lions as pets. Ales Basista, 53, rescued his first lion from a circus two years ago when it was just seven months old. Lion cub Alex was born with a deformed spine and Ales is convinced he would have died if he had stayed in the circus. Lioness Mijanka was just four weeks old when she joined the family a short while later at their home.