What on earth could be cuter than a pair of baby ligers (the product of a Manchurian tiger mother and African lion father)? What about... those ligers being raised by a dog, alongside two of her own pups? This particular adorable multispecies family hails from the Xixiakou Wildlife Zoo in Shangdong, China. Unfortunately, two other liger cubs died of malnutrition after being rejected by their mother, but their siblings are apparently on the road to health, thanks to their adoptive mother.
Just in case your Monday hasn't been cute—and subconsciously terrifying—enough, here's a minute and a half of a guy cuddling with his two pet cats. Oh, did I mention that the cats are lions? Because, yeah, they are.
Meet Tonka, an adorable lion cub who just wants to snuggle and lick your face. This snuggle sesh, however, could prove to be difficult because he is probably far stronger and weighs more than you.
Today Shep talked with Drew Ellis about the footage she and her husband captured while on their honeymoon in Vegas. Shep's quip regarding the lion attack at the conclusion of the segment seamlessly leads into news on floods in Texas.
This lion cub is incredibly cute, running around outside and stalking his parents. But, he isn't cute enought to avoid a little smackdown from Dad.
This lion cub is old enough to run around outside, but not too old to get a smackdown from Dad.
Kevin Richardson lives among his animal friends on his private wildlife preserve near Johannesburg. Though his methods are gentle and his interactions seem playful, one can't help but think of it all turning tragic, with narration by Werner Herzog.
After leaping over a fence at D.C.'s National Zoo, a small deer evaded capture by two hungry lions, drawing elated cheers and joyous tears from hundreds of onlookers. And then, they read the tale's horrible conclusion in today's Washington Post.