Could you imagine living life alongside one of the biggest felines in the world, let’s say a lion? It’s like having a very big domestic cat that eats 10 pounds of meat on a daily basic. All you have to do is remember feeding the giant kitty at regular hours unless you want to be part of it’s meal. Anyway it seems that in the 1970′s, actress and model Tippi Hedren (mother of actress Melanie Griffith) created the Shambala Preserve after producing the film Roar. The preserve rescued exotic big cats living in captivity that had been abused or were in need of help, one of which the family created a close bond with. Neil the lion lived with the family in their home, and played an active role in the day to day activities of the preserve.

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