Cheetahs are not considered a big cat because they lack the ability to roar. Cheetahs, the last living member of the Acinonyx genus, lacks the floating hyoid unlike lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards. cheetah.org/canada/2017/0…
The Cowardly Lion costume in the Wizard of Oz was made of real lion fur, skin and human hair. It recently sold at auction for 3 million dollars. cinemablend.com/news/2493…
Sushi Parasites have increased by 238 times since 1970s according to the University of Washington. Scientists said this is likely due to humans recovering the seal, sea lion, and whale populations under Marine Mammal Protection Act which allows the parasites to fester. washington.edu/news/2020/…
A man named Jayme Gordon sued Dreamworks Animation for stealing ideas from his drawings to make β€œKung Fu Panda”. Investigators found that he had traced his drawings from a β€œLion King” coloring book. Gordon was charged with perjury and wire fraud. He was sentenced to two years in prison. fbi.gov/news/stories/the-…
The reason why the unicorn on the UK's royal coat of arms is chained, but the lion isn't, is that according to legend a free unicorn was a very dangerous animal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy…
During his tenure, Theodore Roosevelt had a lion, a coyote, a hyena, a black bear and a zebra living on White House grounds at various times. Also, he shot 11397 creatures, including endangered animals. He also hired people, to find remains of a Mammoth, which he was successful in procuring. theguardian.com/books/202…
The singer who voiced Simba in the original 'Lion King' turned down $2 million up front to take royalties instead insider.com/simba-voice-a…
A pub in Wales had an actual pet lion in the 70s dailypost.co.uk/news/nort…
Cheetahs are not considered a big cat because they lack the ability to roar. Cheetahs, the last living member of the Acinonyx genus, lacks the floating hyoid unlike lions, tigers, jaguars, and leopards.(Panthera) cheetah.org/canada/2017/0…
James Earl Jones does not appear on screen in his eight movies with the highest domestic box office gross. He provides a voiceover in five Star Wars movies, two Lion King movies, and Adam Sandler’s Click. the-numbers.com/person/12…
The NTSC determined Lion Air 610 Flight crashed primarily because of 9 "Contributing Factors" including: Boeing's design assumptions, a Lion Air miscalibrated/untested replacement AOA sensor, Lion Air ignoring warning indicators from the previous flight, and the crew being overwhelmed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lio…
At banquets, Roman Emperor Elagabalus would serve peas with gold, lentils with onyx, beans with amber, and rice with pearls, as well as sprinkling pearls in lieu of pepper. At the end of the banquets, he would bring out lions and leopards, panicking the invitees, who were unaware they were tamed penelope.uchicago.edu/Tha…
Today I learned of Mary Anne Holmes' 1995 cold case. Her 4 yr old daughter had run to her neighbors' house naked and bound, screaming that her mother was killed. Mary had been assaulted and murdered while her 2 girls were forced to watch. The girl made a drawing of the crime and described the killer as a lion. gilavalleycentral.net/mar…
A liger has a male lion as its father and tigress as its mother, while a tigon has a male tiger as its father and a lioness as its mother. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pan…
The US and Russian militaries don't just use dogs - they also use dolphins, sea lions, seals, and whales. nationalgeographic.com/ne…
Today I learned of Felis nigripes: the African Black-footed Cat, aka "the deadliest cat on earth", weighing in at under 5 lbs. It kills 10 - 14 rodents or birds per night to satisfy its accelerated metabolism. The Black-footed Cat has a kill rate of 60%, whereas a lion's kill rate is about 25%. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
Despite both having played in their respective cities since 1937, the Detroit Lions did not win a game in Washington until 2013. They didn't win at all against Washington between 1968 and 1997, losing 18 straight. footballdb.com/teams/nfl/…
One of the spanish Congress lions has no testicles and they tried to put a prosthetic pair on him thinkspain.com/news-spain…
The reason that male ostriches roar like a lion is primarily because of territory. They live in groups of about ten birds, with one dominant male. The male uses its large and deep grunting sound as a warning call. It is this grunt that is confused with the lions roar,. animalfactguide.com/anima…
Today I learned about the two-week long lion-hyena war over disputed territory in Ethiopia during 1999, where lions killed 35 hyenas and hyenas managed to kill six lions, with the lions eventually taking over the territory. news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/afric…
In Chinese/East Asian culture, the Tiger - not the Lion- is considered the King of all Animals. This is so because it is the biggest land-predator in East Asia, and- more importantly- the markings on its forehead resemble the Chinese character for King/Monarch: "ηŽ‹." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tig…
Producer Jeffrey Katzenberg revived Walt Disney Studios by many of their biggest hits: The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. After these he requested a promotion, and was then abruptly fired by them. He then swore revenge against Disney and founded Dreamworks. hollywoodreporter.com/fea…
Johann Bernoulli posed the brachistochrone problem to mathematicians. Newton solved it in one night but answered anonymously. But Bernoulli quickly identified the author "as the lion by its claw". Newton later wrote "I do not love to be dunned and teased by foreigners about mathematical things" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Today I learned about lions dying a dog's death , due to rabies ! 23 lions died in a single month in Sep 2018 due to " Canine Distemper Virus (CDV) attack, ostensibly a mutation or aggravation caused by the rabies virus" ! dailymotion.com/video/x2c…
There is an annual festival in Los Angeles to honor a mountain lion (affectionately named P-22) that once made headlines by being photographed walking in front of the Hollywood sign. The festival has drawn up to 8000 attendees. urbancarnivores.com/p22-t…
We call lions "King of the Jungle" even though they don't live in the jungle because of a translation error. The orginal phrase in Hindi was "King of the Wasteland" but their word for Wasteland sounds like the word jungle. bbcearth.com/blog/%3Farti…
Today I learned about the Chinese poem "Lion-Eating Poet in the Stone Den," or "ShΔ« shΓ¬ shΓ­ shΔ« shǐ." The poem is solely composed of "shi" 92 times, but pronounced with different tones. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lio…
Females lions are receptive to mating for three or four days within a widely variable reproductive cycle. During this time a pair generally mates every 20–30 minutes, with up to 50 copulations per 24 hours. britannica.com/animal/lio…
Two lions in Kenya killed and ate around 35 people before they could be hunted down. 100 years later, new research on their bones revealed severe dental issues that meant they weren't able to chew their normal prey. fieldmuseum.org/blog/tsav…
The idea for BeyoncΓ© 'Black Is King' visual album, on which she collaborated with artists from across Africa, came from her learning that Solomon Linda, the South African composer of the song "Mbube" ("The Lion Sleeps Tonight"), was not credited on the original 'The Lion King' soundtrack. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Some Lady Lions Grow Manes snopes.com/fact-check/lio…
, in the 1700's you could get admission to the London Zoo by bringing a dog or cat to feed to the lions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Men…
Today I learned of Frasier the Sensuous Lion. He was an 18 y.o. lion (human equivalent of 80) who was adopted by a pride of females at an animal park. He was blind, had no teeth, and could barely walk, but ended up siring 35 cubs. kimcampion.com/miscellane…
Damnatio ad bestias, Latin for β€œdamnation to the beasts,” was a type of Roman capital punishment in which criminals and others were executed by wild animals, such as lions and bears. factsanddetails.com/world…
In 1999 there was a week long fight between lions and hyenas in Ethiopia, that led to the deaths of 6 lions and 30 hyenas, with the military being called in. deseret.com/platform/amp/…
The Zulu part at the beginning of Circle of Life basically means "here comes a lion; yup, it's a lion" insider.com/circle-of-lif…
A zoo in Hokkaido sells lion-ripped jeans, beaver-gnawed coasters and other animal inspired products to stay open amid the COVID pandemic. pop.inquirer.net/95626/zo…
The marble lions outside the New York Public Library were named Patience and Fortitude by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia during the Great Depression nypl.org/help/about-nypl/…
Lions once roamed in Southern Europe, mainly Ancient Greece, the Balkans and southern Russia. cbsnews.com/pictures/thin…
Because mountain lions usually wander the wilderness alone, scent scraping sometimes isn’t enough to locate each other for mating. A female mountain lion will ascend to a high elevation and call to a male by caterwauling, a loud blood-curdling screeching cry that can be heard up to 5 miles away. blog.nationalgeographic.o…
Today I learned of Canned Lions, who are taken from their mothers, sold to petting zoos and then ultimately to hunting events for tourists to shoot. It’s legal in SA. cannedlion.org/#
Hearst Castle, home of media tycoon William Randolph Hearst, had a private zoo featuring zebras, camels, ostriches, kangaroos, giraffes, lions, tigers, orangutans, an elephant, and more. Most of the animals were later donated or sold, but zebras can still be seen grazing along the highway hearstcastle.org/history-…
In 2001, a baby bear, lion, and tiger were rescued from a drug dealers house in Atlanta. They had bonded as a trio and remained friends for over 15 years. Usually as animals grow older, they grow apart from other species, but these three remained close and even lived in the same habitat. huffpost.com/entry/bear-l…
The Dorobo tribe of Kenya steal fresh meat from the mouths of lions. The method is thousands of years old; they find a pride that has had a fresh kill during daytime, then walk up to them while they’re feeding and cut off some meat. The lions are too startled to react and usually run away. youtube.com/watch?v=y3MTD…
Pure asbestos was used as fake snow in the Wizard of Oz. Here it is raining down on Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion. asbestosspecialist.co.uk/…
A suspected rhino poacher who illegally entered a national park in South Africa was trampled to death by an elephant then eaten by a pride of lions. His accomplices told the man's family they moved his body to a road & left the park. Park rangers said lions left only the man's skull & trousers. npr.org/2019/04/07/710840…
Jason Weaver, who supplied young Simba’s singing voice in the Lion King (1994), turned down a $2 million upfront payment and instead negotiated with Disney for $100k + royalties (thanks to his mom). Royalties have netted him well over $2 million since. youtu.be/cadGzQvnBHg
Today I learned about Marjan the lion, a beloved member of the Kabul Zoo in Afghanistan; he witnessed the country under both Soviet and Taliban occupation and survived multiple artillery strikes on the zoo during the Afghan Civil War as well as being blinded by a grenade. In 2002, he died of old age at 23 years en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
A cougar has over 80 different names including: mountain lion, panther and puma! animals.howstuffworks.com…
The Sarlaac pit from Star Wars was based off of a real insect called the ant lion, that traps ants in pits that they’re buried in, grabs them with venomous pincers, and repeatedly slams them into the ground until the die. discovermagazine.com/plan…

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