UPDATE: Bentley Used For Driving around Pattaya with Lion Cub is Registered in Phuket

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Phuket –

The Bentley sedan that was being driven around Pattaya with a lion cub in the passenger seat was originally registered in Phuket.

Our previous story:

The Thai National Parks Department is launching an investigation into a foreign man who was spotted driving through the street of Pattaya in a Bentley, accompanied by what appears to be a lion cub in the back seat.

Now for the update:

Mr. Atthaphon Charoenchansa, the Director-General of the Department of National Parks, told Thai media that the Bentley Continental GTC open roof luxury sport sedan is registered to a car company in Phuket. The driver is believed to be a Sri Lanka man.

However, officers are checking with the car company in Phuket about anyone who may have rented or purchased the Bentley from them.

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.