"Greedy" fat cats at a Russian institution have caused a stir on social media, after incriminating pictures emerged online.
But in the lionesses' defence, the row isn't really their fault.
These portly performers belong to the Vladivostok State Circus, and their appearance has raised concern in Russia and overseas.
Trainer Vitaly Smolyanets has insisted the animals "feel excellent" and are not obese.
But critics claim their size amounts to animal cruelty.
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