The first episode of the television series “Preposterous Pets” for Animal Planet UK, features a Czech man named Ales Basista who lives with two lions, both of whom he rescued from the local circus and has raised since they were cubs.
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 in Stupava in the Czech Republic.
The series premieres on April 3, 2014 at 20:00 GMT.
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