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Wild Animals As Pets - Backyard Zoo

Filmmaker: Steven Rosenbaum
Year: 2002
Length: 48 Minutes
Color: COLOR
Details: HDTV


A look at a startling new trend: The growing number of Americans who are
keeping large, potentially dangerous exotic cats like lions, tigers, and cougars as pets. Some owners merely want a novelty pet, or an extreme status symbol. Other owners see themselves as conservationists, preserving exotic breeds. But more often than not, the animals end up abandoned, lucky to find their way into a big cat rescue facility or sanctuary.


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