UPDATE: Owner of Al Barsha Lion FOUND!

25 Jan 2016

The lion is now living in at the local zoo

Following the wild news about the runaway lion yesterday, the owner of the animal has now been found. It has been said he will face charges for endangering the lives of others and breaking the law regarding the owning of exotic animals. As of now, the buyer is still being questioned by the police and how the lioness was brought in to the country is undergoing investigation.

The Director of Al Barsha Police Station stated, "we have identified the owner and searched his home. He has not provided us with any authorisation certificate so we charged him with breaching legislation."

As for the lioness, she was sedated after being caught and then transferred to Dubai Zoo. Workers have said she hasn't eaten and is in a state of shock.

Let's hope this is a happy ending for the lion!