Can you legally buy a lion?
But owning your own lion — or tiger, or leopard — is pretty difficult to achieve when you live in the U.S. Twenty-one states in the U.S. ban all dangerous exotic pets. The previously mentioned five states –Nevada, Wisconsin, Alabama, North Carolina, and South Carolina — don’t require a permit.
How much is a lion?
Prices for lions range from 5,000 USD for an adolescent lioness, to a whooping 140,000 USD for a rare white lion cub. Keep in mind also that the setup cost for owning a lion is over $100,000.00 and the annual care is over $10,000.00. That’s if you have no emergencies and no one gets hurt and sues you for millions.
How much is it to own a lion cub?
So, a lion cub costs around $350,000.
How much does a lion cub cost in South Africa?
A white lion cub bought on the black market could set you back R50 000, according to sources in the booming industry, while a Bengal tiger can cost R20 000.