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Near the Kyiv Botanical Garden, at the intersection of Nazarovska and Leo Tolstoi Streets, a man was spotted walking what seems to be a young leopard on a thick leash.

That's according to UAnimals, a Kyiv-based animal protection initiative.

"This species cannot and must not become a pet. Moreover, leopards are dangerous animals, and such 'walks' pose a threat to both the leopard and people," the report said.

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Keeping wild animals as pets is banned in Ukraine.

The NGO has appealed to locals to provide any information available on the individual who is keeping a predatory pet.