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 We are receiving numerous calls in reference to a social media post about a missing lion in Golden Gate Estates. We can tell you that earlier today a deputy responded to Kowiachobee Animal Preserve, 2861 4th Ave. S.E., which is the only animal preserve in the area where the alleged lion was spotted. The preserve has one lion, which was on the premises when the deputy got there. The deputy saw the lion at the preserve. The deputy also confirmed with the staff that the lion had not left the premises. And no, Carole Baskin was not seen in the area either. 🐅