This adorable lion cub is the master of whispered roars

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 29 September 2015

Some lions are just born with manners. Unlike the big cats we see on TV or in films who love to belt out a ferocious roar, this little guy seems pretty content whispering his.

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Tearjerker! This is the moment a freed circus lion felt grass for the first time

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Saturday 26 September 2015

This is the heartwarming moment a lion named Will felt the soil and grass beneath his paws after suffering for 13 long years as a caged animal in a travelling circus.

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Cecil the lion’s killer is being slayed on the Internet (and rightly so)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in News on Wednesday 29 July 2015

Earlier this month, Cecil the lion – one of the most treasured lions in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park – was found shot, beheaded and skinned. This week it was reported that an American man paid a local $55,000 for the opportunity to hunt down Cecil and kill him. The idea was that Cecil would be lured out of the protected park and onto a local landowner’s property to escape any legal ramifications.

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Moments after this photo was taken, the lion pounced right towards the photographer

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 11 April 2015

Photographers sure have guts. Atif Saeed is a nature photographer in Pakistan and had quite the run-in with a lion who really wasn’t in the mood to be photographed that day. While photographing animals at a safari zoo park near Lahore, Saeed came across a beautiful lion he just had to photograph and risk his life for.

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Someone dressed a dog up as a lion and terrified innocent people in this hilarious prank

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Tuesday 27 January 2015

With up to 700 people attacked by lions every year, it’s safe to say it’s a tad frightening to see one racing towards you in a public place like the park or a shopping mall. Which is what truly makes this video prank all the more funny.

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Up close and personal with some really big cats

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By Milo Sumner in New Photography on Monday 25 August 2014

South Carolina-based photographer Vincent J. Musi must have nerves of steal. In order to produce this striking series of images he put himself in an intimate studio setting with some of the most dangerous predators on the planet.

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Chinese zoo tried to pass a dog off as a lion

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Events on Friday 16 August 2013

A zoo in China’s People’s Park of Luohe has reportedly been attempting to pass off common species as exotic species. One such attempt involved a Tibetan mastiff masquerading as an African lion, but as you might guess, nobody was fooled. As a result of the lion scandal, the zoo is currently under fire from, well, everyone.

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Afro Lion: funky fresh lion manes

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By Cyrus Daruwala in New Art on Friday 29 March 2013

What’s the mane feature of a lion? This wacky art project has the king of the jungle styled like a rock star. We think ‘Afro Lion’, by the Japanese artist Mountstar is definitely going to be the look for the runways of the savanna this spring.

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This hat will instantly upgrade your cat to a lion

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 1 January 2013

What can you get for a cat that lacks nothing? Well, Seattle-based Etsy shop, Nestasnest, has just the thing to transform him or her into the king of beasts: a lion hat rimmed with synthetic fur, plush felt ears and cotton-lined for comfort. If a leopard complex is what the cat’s got instead of a lion complex, you can get a leopard hat instead from the same store.

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