Stomach Growling? Arizona Taqueria to Offer African Lion Tacos

Order the surprise meat on a menu at this Tucson taco restaurant and you'll get quite the bite.

They serve up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake and turtle.

What's next? Lion meat.

Boca Tacos y Tequila says it's accepting prepaid orders for African lion tacos, to be served starting Feb. 16. Orders must be placed by Feb. 7 and owner Bryan Mazon says there are already a few reservations from curious customers.

Mazon says his restaurant started offering exotic tacos on its menu every Wednesday about six months ago and has tried "just about anything we can get our hands on."

According to the Food and Drug Administration, lion and other game meat can be sold as long as the species isn't endangered.

The Arizona Daily Star says most of Boca's exotic tacos cost between $3 and $4 each. The lion tacos will cost $8.75 apiece.

Based on reporting by the Associated Press.

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