In case you were still on the fence about whether rich and famous people live different lives from the rest of us, I submit this picture of a young Melanie Griffith, tucked into bed with her pet lion. Griffith’s mom, “The Birds” actress Tippi Hedren, was actually the owner of the lion, and let it live all over the family’s Hollywood mansion. A 1970s Life magazine spread chronicles the family’s life with the large cat, and shows Tippi, you know, hanging out on the carpet with him, as well as the kids roughhousing in the pool with the furry beast. I can’t tell if this would be a beautiful dream or a terrifying nightmare, but I think it does explain quite a lot about Melanie Griffith, no? A couple more pics after the jump.
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What do you get when you mix a lion with a liger? You get a Liliger, duh! Liligers are super cute, squishy little big cats. Born at a Russian zoo, this Liliger is named Kiara and is being raised by a regular old housecat since her mom wasn’t able to produce enough milk. Click through for more cute as heck pics of Kiara and her surrogate ma. [WhiteWolfPack]
Earlier this week, important news broke: a mutt named Lejon adopted white lion cub JoJo after JoJo’s mom became sick and was unable to take care of her. They’re the best of friends, and oh my God, my mind is exploding from the combined cuteness. Make. It. Stop.
But Lejon is hardly the only animal to take up caring for another species in need. After the jump, we’ve got several more surprising (and super cute) inter-species adoptions.
This lion Mary is a total whore. She had sex with both a tiger and lion and then gave birth to a tigon cub and a lion cub. It’s a world’s first! But obviously the important part is that this lion has two baby daddies. What. A. Slut.
Yep, this is pretty much exactly what happens to me during the massage portion of my weekly pedicure. [Buzzfeed]
If you’re going to wear fake bling, just be shameless. Like fake-jewels-and-animal-faces shameless. That’s why you need to get your paws on this Friendly Lion Bracelet. Those fake diamonds! That fake ruby! And it’s “gold!” And I bet it goes well with leopard or zebra print, too. Rrrrrrow! [$15, LuLu's] Keep reading »
Sometimes animals are so adorable, I could freaking cry. Simcha says, “That’s how you know you’re a woman.” So true. [You Tube: Huge Lion Kiss] Keep reading »