Lion Club Adorably Tries to Murder a Football

Dear Seahawks Fans, even if you are destined to watch your team lose this evening, you will still always have this adorable video of a lion cub trying to murder some official Seahawks merchandise with its itty-bitty claws. Look how it tries to disembowel the football! Too precious. We could eliminate concussions by… » 1/19/14 5:30pm 1/19/14 5:30pm

Affectionate Lion Cubs Will Make Your Pets Seem Tawdry and Boring

Unless you’re a ogre (and if you are, that’s completely fine, you do you), you can’t look at a lion cub without feeling that little instinctual twang to smother it with cuddles. But two lion cubs?? Rolling around, batting each other playfully?? This is the sort of irresistible propaganda dictators use to climb the… » 10/20/13 2:30pm 10/20/13 2:30pm

Illinois Finally Cracking Down on the Sale of African Lion Meat

At long last Illinois is considering legislation to deal with its disquieting lion meat problem. Oh, you weren't aware that folks in Illinois were tearing into huge lion rib eyes at Fourth of July barbecues, washing down the gamey taste of proud African wildcat with onomatopoetic soft drinks and A1? Then you, my poor,… » 3/10/13 12:00pm 3/10/13 12:00pm

The Lion in the Geico Commercial Ought to Be a Lioness

In her classic article, Teddy Bear Patriarchy, Donna Haraway examined the arrangement of the taxidermied animals in the American Museum of Natural History mammal hall in the first half of the 1900s. She observed that the dioramas consistently featured nuclear families with strong fathers alert for dangers and… » 1/02/13 4:35pm 1/02/13 4:35pm

Just Look at These G-D Magnificent Lionesses Strut. Work It, Ladies.

Wow. It's two lionesses and their cubs, just out walking in Masai Mara. I don't know, it might be that I'm a little sleepy, but my eyes are starting to water. Like, look at those little magnificent beasts. Jesus CHRIST, they're just big fucking house cats. You might be reading this with a mini lion on your lap who's… » 11/28/12 11:00pm 11/28/12 11:00pm

The Curious Case of Botswana’s Androgynous Lionesses

In my ongoing effort to bring back some stately British narration to documentaries about the African wilderness (I've also filmed and, shall we say, "dressed up" my cats as a panther and an ocelot, respectively, so I could build up a nice reel to send to Nat Geo, fingers crossed), we're going to take time out of the… » 10/28/12 12:00pm 10/28/12 12:00pm

Family Planning at Zoos Can Get Really Depressing

This isn't going to be easy, but, um, you know how you go on some random squee site and see really adorable pictures of the new tiger cubs born, let's say, at the Copenhagen Zoo? Yeah, well, some of those cubs were probably euthanized to help control the tiger population and recreate the extremely high cub mortality… » 8/03/12 10:25am 8/03/12 10:25am