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Lion Has Radition Treatment For Skin Cancer At a Private Human Hospital In Africa

A lion, named Chaos, at Lory Park Zoo and Owl Sanctuary in South Africa, started undergoing cancer treatment this week. The treatment was received at a private hospital in South Africa - and he was smuggled in by the back door to avoid frightening human patients. The 16-year-old lion was unconscious and strapped face down on a trolley as he was brought in to treat lesions on his nose. The 570lb beast was being treated by the five-strong team of radiotherapists and one oncologist in the unusual setting because there are no radiation facilities for animals in South Africa. The photos are truly emotional. 

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At the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation in Mexico City, a lion named Miki turned on the charm and showed us all the proper way to greet a lady. Miki was the proper gentlemen, approaching the chocolate lab known as Camila, picking up her paw and giving it a gentle kiss. However, when he decided to do so twice, Camila decided that was quite enough and hightails it out of there. Sorry, Miki! Next time just stick to greeting Camila once. 

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What Would You Do If a Lion Climbed Aboard Your Tourist Safari Vehicle?

Tourists in Crimea's Taigan Safari Park were in for a surprise when Filya the lion decided to give them a very personal hello.

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Famous Photographer Describes His Experience With A Lion

You may have heard this or seen this story once or twice. But, each time brings new meaning to what animals are. They are just like us. In their own habitat and sometimes, just like us... they need help. 

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When One Hollywood Couple Decided To Adopt a Pet Lion At Home

Tippi Hedren, perhaps most famous for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, is an actress of formidable gifts. But her role as an animal-rights activist and conservationist might well be Hedren's most lasting legacy. For decades, her Roar Foundation and the animal sanctuary, Shambala Preserve, in California have advocated for big (and not so big) cats—from lions and leopards to bobcats and servals—and she's been honored with a host of humanitarian and conservation awards through the decades.

In 1971, LIFE photographer Michael Rougier spent time with Hedren; her teenage daughter, Melanie Griffith, her then-husband, the agent and movie producer, Noel Marshall; and others at their home in California. Also in attendance: Neil, a 400-pound mature lion, who occasionally slept in the same bed as Griffith and, as these pictures attest, had the run of the house, from the kitchen to the living room to the swimming pool.

Decades and several attacks later -- one lion clawed daughter Melanie Griffith in the face during the production of the 1981 film Roar and required that Griffith undergo surgery -- Hedren admitted that having a lion live in her home alongside her children was "stupid beyond belief." 

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A proud father meets his cubs at the Oregon Zoo's Predators of the Serengeti Habitat.