"Then it is dark; a night where kings in golden suits ride elephants over the mountains." - John Cheever

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Christian the Lion

Must admit to being delighted by the latest Youtube hit. It IS genuine, isn't it?

5 comments:

john said...

Tom that's just brilliant, nice one.

Colin said...

'Christian' doesn't have a mane. Do adolescent male lions have no mane, or is Christian a girl?

Tom said...

I assumed Christian was a male, but you're right - where's his mane? He was still a youngish lion, so maybe the mane comes later. Anyway, it does appear to be a genuine story and I can't help but love it.

Tom said...

Btw, very odd name for a lion don't you think?

Colin said...

Yes, a bit like calling a lion 'Daniel'. It's a great clip, but I'd be a bit scared by a display of affection like that - how thin is the line between 'friend' and 'lunch' to a lion? It could be a bit like one of those overly friend Glaswegian drunks you sometimes meet in pubs, who are friendly with an undertone of incipient sudden violence... !