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6 animals beloved by crazy drug lords

By: Shea Gunther on Aug. 23, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
roaring lion behind fence

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Lions are another obvious choice for your average drug lord's private zoo. Lions are the ultimate hunters, the king of the wild, top feline of the savannah. If there is an ideal in the wild kingdom for someone in the narcotics manufacturing, transportation and marketing industry to emulate, it's the lion. Lions sit at the top of the food chain and employ ferocious strength to maintain order and enforce domination. Zoos in Mexico are overwhelmed by the number of lions that federal agents are confiscating from private drug lord zoos — one has to wonder if they're not becoming too popular. I mean, if all your drug lord friends have lions, what's so special about getting a few yourself?