Ariel, the sick lion
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Facebook campaign to save paralysed lion in Brazil

21 July 2011 Last updated at 18:54 BST

A three-year-old lion suffering from a rare disease has found a unique home in Brazil - his vet's living room.

The lion - called Ariel - has been receiving alternative treatments, such as acupuncture.

And through an internet campaign Ariel's owner is raising funds to pay for his therapy.

Eric Camara reports.