Long, long ago I bought my pet rabbit from Harrods.
We named him Harrod, being full of originality.
He used to live in a spare bedroom.
Our dogs were used to him and would look out for him when we all went walking on Hampstead Heath (on the northern side of London).
Never met a lion.
Did come across a chimpanzee walking with its owner one early morning, about 5 a.m.
The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there.