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Lion Soulmates Euthanized Together Due To Health Problems

The news of L.A. Zoo's African lions Hubert and Kalisa hit us pretty hard. The pair were always together, never having cubs, but still, side by side for many years. Best friends, soulmates, this duo truly loved one another. 

Last Thursday, L.A. Zoo, made the difficult decision to humanely put the pair down with euthanize, due to their declining health and illnesses due to age. 

Denise Verret, director of the L.A. Zoo, had this to say about the beautiful pair, "Hubert and Kalisa are an iconic part of the L.A. Zoo experience, and our staff and guests have been touched by their loyal companionship. Their longevity is truly a testament to the level of expert care our veterinary and animal care teams provide for our elderly animals. These lions will remain a positive part of our history, and they will be greatly missed."

We will miss you, Hubert and Kalisa. Rest in peace. 

Story via CNN

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This is amazing! Thank you to those who rescued these gorgeous animals who have been living the past 8 years in tiny cages. 

Now, they get to experience some tender, love, and care! In all forms, health and overall quality of life. 

Just imagine, 8 years of living your life in a tiny cage and one day, you're taken to the ADI Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa -- it's a dream come true for Tarzan and Tanya! 

Get ready for some feels! 


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This lovely and fierce lioness was separated from her pride for 3 days, and on the third day, she came across a pack of lions. Unsure, she slowly walks forward.. then you see the moment of recognization has come to all the lioness's present and it's a beautiful reunion. 

So happy you found your family, beautiful lioness! 

This video was taken near Skukuza in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

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Morning Glory: Hot Coffee And Fresh Animal Memes

There's nothing like some good laughs on a Sunday morning.  So pour your morning cup and scroll through these hot memes. 

Want some more? Here's a link to our previous list.

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Lion Dads Who Are Done

It appears parenting is difficult for all living creatures and not just us humans! Here's a lion dad who properly reflects some of our human-like reactions when it comes to dealing with little ones...

That face that just screams, "done."

You know the one. If you don't just scroll down to see what we're talking about. 

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Even though these little cubs are all grown up now, doesn't mean we can't look back and appreciate the adorableness of their early years and the sweet sound of their squeaky "meows."

This mama lion is showing her kids around the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Footage was captured in August 2017. 

Sound on to hear the cuteness! 

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Audubon Zoo's Lion Cubs Smile Through Vet Exam

Oh my, oh my! If these aren't the most precious pictures we've ever seen -- we don't know what is! We seriously cannot contain our smiles looking at these purrfect lion cubs smile! 

It's totally contagious! 

The cubs are both males who have yet to be named, born January 11th to mom Kali and dad Arnold, at the Audubon Zoo.

The duo went in for a routine check-up and had their first round of vaccinations -- both "healthy and active," says zoo curator of large mammals, Joe Forys. 

"The cubs looked great. Their body condition is outstanding. They are both growing at a rate that we would expect. We're really happy," continued Forys.

The cubs great health is all thanks to their loving and doting mother! Forys said that Kali is providing her babies with absolutely everything they need and more. These two sure look like happy cubs to us! 

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Better look out! These lions and tigers are haanngry! For those of you that don't know, 'hangry' is a combination of hunger + angry. 

And it is very, very real. 

Big Cat Rescue is an educational non-breeding, accredited, sanctuary for these magnificent murder floofs! In their bio, they describe their residents attitudes, "In many of our videos the big cats come of to be sweet, but wait until they are introduced to food. This is one of those times they like to show their wild side!"

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This is the kind of news we love! 

Indonesian police have confirmed the arrest of two men suspected of being part of a ring that poaches and trades in endangered animals. They have seized from them several lion and leopard cubs and dozens of turtles.

Way to go, Indonesian police! Here's to hoping more poachers are brought in and arrested!

In the meantime, we can be grateful these cubs and turtles can live out a life in peace. 

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These Lady Cats Are Into The Discovery Channel, If You Know What I Mean (7 Comic Strips)

Here's your weekly comic strip! New comic from the popular and talented Ben Hed has all the lady cats of the household falling for quite a hunk! Read the funny comic below and don't forget to follow Pet_Foolery on Instagram or Patreon for more animal-related comics! 

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