Dogs Painted As Pandas And Tigers

Pet owners have painted their dogs to look like other animals including pandas and tigers in the latest craze to come out of China. The pictures, which appear to have been taken at a showcase of painted dogs in Zhengzhou, eastern China, show crowds gathering to take photos of the bizarre spectacle.

In one picture a retriever has been made to look like a tiger, while in another a small, fluffy puppy has been painted in the style of a tiny panda. China has often been quick to adopt unusual crazes, and the latest trend for pet owners follows an American fad of painting poodles to look like other animals at dog shows.
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Aromatherapy Makes Lion Act Like A 'Big Kitten'

Throw a little kitty some catnip, and it’ll be mesmerized for hours. Throw a very big kitty some hay with peppermint and lavender in a sack, and something similar happens.Zookeepers at Devon, England’s Paington Zoo have discovered that the behavior of lions in captivity there is changing due to the exposure to some sweet-smelling fragrances.

Lavender and peppermint induce a state of relaxation and calmness in humans, but for a female Asiatic lion named Indu, it got her stirring. “She was excited and stimulated by the unusual fragrance,” zoo spokesperson Phil Knowling tells us in an email. “She played like a great big kitten!”

Indu, who was born at Paignton Zoo back in 2003, was given the burlap bouquet as part of a new enrichment program, which aims to encourage mental and physical stimulation for animals in captivity, since they are not required to hunt or search for food in their enclosures.
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Christian The Lion

my bro send me this video and………..its really cute and make u go awwwwwwwwwww
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In 1969 a young Australian, John Rendall and his friend Ace Bourke, bought a small lion cub from Harrods pet department, which was then legal. ‘Christian’ was kept in the basement of a furniture shop on the Kings Road in Chelsea, the heart of the swinging sixties. Loved by all, the affectionate cub ate in a local restaurant, played in a nearby graveyard, but was growing fast…

A chance encounter with Bill Travers and Virginia McKenna led to a new life for Christian. He came to live in a huge enclosure and to sleep in a caravan at their Surrey home. Then in 1971 he was flown to Kenya, his ancestral home, and returned to the wild by lion-man George Adamson. Nine months later in 1972, John and Ace returned to Kora in Kenya. This clip is of their reunion at that time.

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Enormous Lion Wakes From His Slumber His Cub Emits A Tiny Growl

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Nestled under the magnificent mane of his father, the little lion cub gives a growl so gentle it would fail to startle a passing gazelle.But when he grows up he’ll be able to roar just like daddy.Not that this particular parent looked in the mood for exercising his vocal cords. Or indeed any other part of his mighty frame.He had been trying to enjoy a catnap when his offspring was disturbed by the approach of a Land Rover carrying tourists on safari in Tanzania.One of the party, Martina Neumann, took this remarkable photograph. She said: ‘It was very funny to look at because the lion was so grumpy and tired that it reminded me of many of my friends when they were new dads having to cope with their children.

I bet he didn’t thank us one bit for ruining his brief moment of peace.’

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Oh My! Lion, Tiger And Bear Are Best Of Friends

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Last month, stepbrothers Shere Khan, Leo and Baloo moved into a new home together. Nothing unusual there, except that Shere Khan is a tiger, Leo a lion, and Baloo an American black bear. Oh my!

Police discovered the threesome in the back of a car during a drug bust in Atlanta in 2001. The animals, then just fuzzy cubs around two months old, were apparently being kept as pets by drug kingpins. After their rescue, they were sent to Noah’s Ark Animal Rehabilition Center, an animal refuge in Locust Grove, Georgia, Noah’s Ark’s assistant director Diane Smith

“They got along so well as babies, they decided to keep them together,” . Eight years on, the unlikely trio remains inseparable, eating, sleeping and romping together around their new enclosure. “I guess no one’s ever told them they’re different species,” Smith said.

Shere Khan and Baloo are particularly close, she said, and the 350-pound tiger can often be seen nuzzling the half-ton bear like an overgrown housecat. Shere Khan and Baloo often get up early to play while Leo, a typical lion, spends most of the day sleeping. Once Leo finally rolls out of bed, the three spend the afternoons together.The animals are still adjusting to their new enclosure, where, for the first time, they are on display to the visiting public. It has taken Shere Khan a while to get used to the new space, Smith said, but he’s coming around — especially with his buddies Leo and Baloo around for support. The new digs includes a sturdy wooden clubhouse where all three animals sleep together.

Noah’s Ark staff hope to eventually expand the habitat to include a creek that runs behind their current enclosure. (Baloo and Shere Khan particularly like to splash around in the water.)”They really do enjoy each other’s company,” Smith added. “They interact just like brothers.”To feast your eyes on more Shere Khan-Leo-Baloo adorableness — including painfully cute baby pictures -


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London Zoo Welcomes First Lion Cubs In 10 Years!

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Let’s call these cubs Cute One and Cute Two — the 10-week-old babes were the first of their species born at the London Zoo in 10 years!

The girl and boy lions were born to Abi, a 10-year-old lioness, and Lucifer, a 6-year-old male, and are critically endangered Asian lions. Even though nearly all non-captive lions live in sub-Saharan Africa, there’s one small population — probably between 200 and 300 — in India’s Gir Forest. So, with such a tiny wild population, every birth is a bundle of species-saving joy!

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Sea Lion Dies Of Sex Exhaustion

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“For Pete’s sake, I’m a sea lion, not a machine!” That’s how we imagine the parting words of Mike, a sea lion who recently died of sex exhaustion on an artificial beach in a zoo in Germany. At least that’s the story given by zoo officials, who say that mating season can be especially taxing on bulls like Mike, who keep a harem of pretty sea lionesses.

We smell something fishy though, and it ain’t ol’ Mikey’s lunch. What if this whole “sex exhaustion” story is just a cover-up for a deeper, sea lion-ier truth? Consider the following as other possibilities:
Jealousy
Mike had three girlfriends. If this were the Maury Povich show, don’t you think one of them would have poisoned him by now? And there he is, dead. Pretty suspicious.
Bucket List
Maybe Mike had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and doing the deed with three foxy sea lions was the last thing on his list? Ever consider that?
Jason Statham Problems
Perhaps Mike’s heart had been replaced by a car battery a la “Crank” and he actually died because he stopped having sex.
Auto-Erotic Asphyxiation
What if Mike overheard all the news coverage on David Carradine, and he could no longer control his curiosity? Maybe somebody mistook his safety word as a bark of pleasure and things got out of hand.

Pure, Unadulterated Terror

Don’t you think that maybe if, just at the moment Mike was reaching sea lion climax, somebody leapt out from behind a rock dressed as a great white shark, he might have actually died of fright? Great whites are the fiercest of the sea lion’s natural predators, after all.
Driven to Suicide by Internet Bullying
This theory was first floated in our comments section. Mike’s lifestyle certainly invited criticism, and it’s happened before.

Ponzi Victim

Isn’t it possible, since news travels more slowly among animals than humans, that Mike just found out he lost all of his money to Bernie Madoff, and he killed himself out of grief? He can’t hurt you any more, little fella.

What other ridiculous scenarios could have been the cause of Mikey’s demise?

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