A FAMILY’S PET LION IN THE 1970’S

You’ve probably heard of horror stories of people befriending tigers and lions that have lived happily together until the ‘pet’ realizes its predatory insticts and mauled the owner to death. Then again, there’s the stories such as the one of Melanie Griffith’s family that lived in Los Angeles during the 1970’s with a pet lion. Melanie’s father was a film director at the time and decided to make a film on big cats so he decided the best way to become familiar was to LIVE with the lion for months. Besides the expensive food bill, nothing serious happened which led to some pretty amazing photos below.

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