I love animals, and I can say with certainty that being chained up in the back of a pickup truck is no a place for an animal, especially not a full-grown mountain lion. But that was exactly where a mountain lion named Mufasa was forced to live. He belonged to a traveling circus in Peru and his life was made a living hell — all so people could be entertained and his owner … [Read more...] about Circus lion was locked up for 20 long years, now watch his reaction when he’s released
The Lion of Gripsholm Castle: A Tale of Taxidermy and Historical Curiosities
The Lion of Gripsholm Castle is a famous example of historical taxidermy gone wrong. This taxidermy project began with the arrival of a live lion in Sweden during the 18th century. It is unclear who gifted the lion to Sweden, with some sources claiming it was the "Bey of Algiers" while others suggest it was a token of appreciation from Algiers to the Swedish king, Frederick I. … [Read more...] about The Lion of Gripsholm Castle: A Tale of Taxidermy and Historical Curiosities
Giant Lion Carved in Three Years by 20 People from a Single Tree Trunk
A single wood trunk was carved into the enormous lion known as the Oriental Lion by 20 individuals over the course of more than three years. The massive redwood stem was carved out by a team led by sculptor Dengding Rui Yao, and it is now on display in Fortune Plaza Times Square in Wuhan, the capital of China's Hubei Province. Before it was transported a little more than … [Read more...] about Giant Lion Carved in Three Years by 20 People from a Single Tree Trunk
A Photographer Waits 8 Hours in Scorching Heat to Capture His Dream Photo of a Lion
After spending nearly eight hours in the sweltering heat, Indian wildlife photographer Hardik Shelat received the picture of a lifetime. He was able to see and take pictures of an Asiatic lion drinking from a natural watering hole at the Gir National Park in Gujarat, India, because of his tenacity. A cut next to the large cat's eye and its gentle lap-taking of the water serve … [Read more...] about A Photographer Waits 8 Hours in Scorching Heat to Capture His Dream Photo of a Lion
An Elderly Lion in His Final Hours. Photograph by Larry Pannell.
So sad to see the king in his final days “I sat with him only feet away, locking eyes and starting at one another as I watched for an hour as the life leave his body. I wanted him to know he would not die alone." These tragic pictures document the last moments of a lion that previously ruled his territory. He was formerly protected and fed by his family, but now that … [Read more...] about An Elderly Lion in His Final Hours. Photograph by Larry Pannell.