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12/14/2017 7:01:19 PM

Rich guys with lions of instagram is the new trend to show off your wealth and power (21 pics)

Big cats are the hottest status symbol for wealthy young men in the Persian Gulf. Instagramming your cheetah in a Lamborghini is the new ‘gramming your brunch.

This is Humaid Albuqiash. He lives in the United Arab Emirates, and he has a lot of lions.
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He’s an Instagram celebrity with over 250K followers. He also has a cheetah.
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Also a hyena cub. Lol look at that sad Pomeranian.
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Here is Humaid getting his head munched by a lion.
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Humaid likes taking his cats in the pool.
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Feed them...
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Playing around



Riding your lion seems vaguely ill-advised and maybe not good for the lion…
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According to a report from the International Fund for Animal Welfare, illegal trade of big cats in the UAE is a growing problem. Not all big cats are illegal; they need proper papers to be sold.

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The pets and the fancy cars


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Humaid isn’t the only guy from the Persian Gulf to have a popular Instagram of his big cats. This guy, @Swakll from Kuwait, has almost 150K followers:


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Based on the spotted fur and size, I believe this is actually a liger (tiger + lion crossbreed).

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Swakll chilling with his liger and Lambo.
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Texting while lioning

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Just chill...

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This guy from Qatar likes to take his cheetah boating:
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Princess Maryam of the UAE once came to visit his lion.
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Via buzzfeed.com
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