Odds are I would risk going into this situation totally untrained (and likely to die) just for the chance that the lion MIGHT hug me, too.
HE LOOKS LIKE A LION! I would name him Mufasa. This is apparently at a dog show in Shenyang, China… the dog is a Tibetan Mastiff… and he’s all “WTF ARE YOU DOING TO ME, BRO?
via Boing Boing
d’awwww these lion cubs are so adorable. I’ve wanted one ever since I watched the Simba scene where they’re all AHHHHH SAY HENYAAAA BABA BEEE SEE BABAAAAAA. Via Zooborns:
A litter of two African lion cubs was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on July 17. While one of the two females was stillborn, the mother lion, Cabara, age 5, seemed to be interested in caring for her surviving cub. After about six days, however, the little cub appeared dehydrated and so was removed for hand-rearing at the Zoo’s veterinary hospital. As a result she appears to be quite healthy after three weeks of hand-feeding! Her name is Imani, which means “faith” in Swahili
“What happens sometimes with a big cat nursing a single cub is that she doesn’t have enough stimulation for lactation and may not produce enough milk,” according to Steve Bircher, curator of mammals/carnivores at the Saint Louis Zoo. “In the future, we hope that Cabara will give birth to a larger litter and raise them successfully.” Several hours each day, keepers return her to a den next to her mother. The staff hopes to reintroduce the cub and mother sometime in the future.
Once upon a time (in 1731) King Frederick I of Sweden had a pet lion. The lion died :( After it died, Kind Frederick had the fur and bones of the animal sent to a taxidermist to preserve for alllllll time. Problem is the taxidermist had never seen a lion. Seems like mistake #1, no? You should probably hire a taxidermist who has seen the animal you’re about to preserve forever. I guess that was before Google existed, so it’s not like the guy could just look it up.
The taxidermist did what he could, and here’s the result. Amazing, right? It looks like that dog from Up!
It also looks like they used a piece of steak for the tongue. It’s a very strange shaped tongue… right? The eyes are also a little wonky. Kind of like Paris Hilton. The taxidermy Lion is now on display at Gripsholm’s Castle for all to enjoy.
If you can’t travel to see if, the good news is you can enjoy Lion photos on Facebook! Join his fan group. A bunch of people have posted photoshops on the wall, and here are a few of my favorites:
My halloween was a blast, I will hopefully have photasss soon.
For now, enjoy these. I’m sure you’ve received these in forward emails… but this one is the BEST! If you love Harry Potter as much as me, you’ll understand :)
some other cute ones…
“Bitch… I live in a trash can!!”