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Startup to sell lab cultivated exotic meat of zebra, lion, elephant, and tiger

Lab-grown meat company Primeval Foods has proposed to bring a whole host of exotic meats to the market, including zebra, lion, elephant, and tiger.

But instead of going on a safari and butchering endangered animals, the startup is hoping to replicate the gastronomical experience by cultivating cells inside a lab, a new approach that could diners’ lives a lot more exciting in years to come.

According to reports the company has already found a couple of Michelin-starred restaurants in London to preview its dishes.

Lab meat “allows us to produce food from any species without the expense of nature and animals,” which allows them to “explore what is beyond the tip of the iceberg.”

“We select a small sample of tissue from the healthiest wild animals; meanwhile, they continue to enjoy their life,” the company says.

While big cats have a “unique amino acid and protein profile,” elephants have more “fattiness in their muscle tissue,” which makes for “an exceptional umami experience,” according to the company.

“We are currently working on: the Siberian tiger, leopard, black panther, Bengal tiger, white lion, lion, and zebra,” Yilmaz Bora, managing partner Primeval Foods’ parent company told reporters.