It Was the Seventies! Tippi Hedren Once Kept Lions as Pets

Perhaps one of the greatest stories of Hollywood glamour and ego gone wrong is the one of Tippi Hedren and then-husband Noel Marshall illegally breeding lions on their California property. Hedren was insistent that the big cats—like lions, tigers and panthers—made great pets. Case in point, here's a lion cuddling »3/12/15 6:15pm3/12/15 6:15pm

​Sly Lion Cub Scares the Bejesus Out of Unsuspecting Dog

As someone who loves sneaking up on friends and seeing how long I can stand within inches of them without them noticing, I can appreciate this big cat's stealth game. And honestly, I don't think the cub really meant to frighten the poor dog—the cub itself seemed startled by the dog's reaction. IT JUST WANTS TO PLAY… »8/03/14 1:00pm8/03/14 1:00pm

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 2:30pm10/20/13 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 12:00pm3/10/13 12:00pm

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 11:00pm11/28/12 11:00pm