Lion hug

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I saw this on the news last night.
 
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I saw that and intended to find and post it.

That is one big titty tat. :biggrin:
 
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After the cut [in the original news story] the woman says that it is the most sincere hug she has ever had.
 
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I feel sorry for the big guy being in captivity, but it sounds like he was in a pretty bad place before this.
 
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He looks lovely. How can anyone exploit that except for male modelling?
 
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awww that was so sweet!
 
I saw this on ESPN the other day. That is great, I'm glad the lion is happy.
 
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To have such a pet, without the dangers of getting eaten without ruining yourself financially...

Aah, not everything is achievable, I guess. :frown:
 
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Boy, these are tough examples of wilderness getting spoiled by humans. :tongue:

Kidding. Anyway, I didn't know that these creatures can be so loving.
 
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I thought I recognized the old guy in that clip. I believe that is Bill Travers from the movie Born Free.

... As he grew, Christian began to need bigger facilities than Tony and John could provide. Thanks to a chance meeting with Bill Travers (who had starred in the movie Born Free), they hit upon the idea of sending Christian to Africa to live as a wild lion.

Bill Travers contacted George Adamson to set up the project, and came up with the idea of making a documentary movie of it all, to fund the project. Christian is an absolute joy to watch in this movie. The love he shows, his intelligence, his joie de vie, are beautiful. All the color pictures here are from the movie....
http://www.kimbawlion.com/christian.htm


Today the release of animals born and/or raised in captivity (zoos or reserves) back into the wild (often called restocking) is becoming a common practice. When Joy and George Adamson did it back in the late 1950's and early 1960's, it was a pioneering effort...
http://www.vayulila.com/Profiles/Voice_Adamsons.html
 
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Oh,man is that true? These guys have to spend years asserting and enforcing their dominance to gain breeding rights.
 

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