My girlfriend found this on the web and I thought I would pass it along! I just hope she lets me do the same as the caption reads in the last photo!! (:
I share my home with 11 cats – four cheetahs, five lions and two tigers.
A pride of rare white lions was released into the South African wilds, in an attempt to re-establish the species in their natural habitat.
This was the second pride released in the last three years. The white lions were fitted with radio tracking devices, used to monitor their hunting behavior and growth. They may look like albinos, but their unusual color is the result of a unique gene. They are seen as the most sacred animals by many tribes, but, because of poaching, only three white lion prides roam free today.
Have you had a chance to see this movie yet? What did you think? I managed to squeeze it in the last day it was playing in my area, and I’m so thankful that I did. After seeing it, I have a clearer understanding of some of the specific hardships lions face in the wild, and just how valuable the protection of a pride can be to a lion, lioness, or cub.
‘I tell you he is the King of the wood and the son of the great Emperor-beyond-the Sea. Don’t you know who is the King of Beasts? Aslan is a lion – THE Lion, the great Lion.’ (The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, p. 79)
Any Chronicles of Narnia fans out there? With the Easter season upon us I’ve been thinking lots about the great lion Aslan, a character created by the inspired and inspirational C.S. Lewis (who mentioned in interviews at the time that he often dreamed of lions before putting his Narnia down on paper!)