By Sandra Birungi
It is pretty normal to have a cat, a dog, a parrot or even a bird and the like as a pet but for animal lover Annel Snyman, it is her lion, Timba.
Timba consumes 4kgs of raw meat a day and weighs 120kgs. Snyman and Timba stay in the Waterburg region of South Africa. At one year and six months, Timba enjoys going for walks with Annel’s six-year-old dog, Diesel and ‘helping out’ with everyday chores around the house.
Snyman adopted Timba last year in March and said she loves her pet. The 31-year-old said of her unlikely pet, “Family and friends have all had to adjust to the occasional tackle by a large cat while visiting.”