Nothing gets past a Momma lion.
A lion cub plays with a snowball at the Belgrade Zoo in Serbia. Picture: ALEXA STANKOVIC/AFP/Getty Images
This female lion had been resting under some bushes when she suddenly got up and very low to the ground, started slowly slinking forward, her eyes cast off at the distance where two ostrich were grazing.
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Bristol Zoo’s twin Asiatic lion cubs are six months old and growing up quickly. The cubs were born on Christmas Eve to first time mum, Shiva, and dad Kamal. Their birth is a conservation breeding success for these critically endangered animals. Picture: Stephen Allinson
Victory in the campaign to ban circus animals
MPs voted to ban wild animals in circuses last night after David Cameron’s attempts to bully Conservative backbenchers into voting against the measure backfired and ended in a humiliating public defeat.
In a decision hailed by campaigners as an “historic victory for animal welfare and protection”, MPs of all parties unanimously backed a ban and the Government signalled that it would introduce one, ending forever the days of lions, tigers, elephants and other wild animals in the big top.
Egypt arrests “lion fight” man
The Egyptian government has intervened and arrested a man who had attempted to promote tourism through a public battle between himself and a lion. Early indications from the ministry are that the man is mentally ill.
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