This is one of the most common myths linked to the captive lion breeding industry.
As much as a wild animal is never fully tame, captive-bred lions are human-imprinted and therefore lose their fear for humans.
This could therefore pose a significant risk for human-wildlife conflict when introduced into wild spaces.
This is just one reason why captive-bred lions cannot be released into the wild.
South Africa – it is time to #CancelCaptivity