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    Default Meet the cute cub that will give pride back to her breed

    Like any kitten, she's happy to lie on her back and let you tickle her tummy.


    But try it in three years' time and she's liable to have your arm off.
    This is Lily and she's a Barbary, the largest of all the lion family.
    The animals, which originally came from North Africa, are now extinct in the wild and only 40 are left alive in the world.
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    The lion princess: Lily will grow to 400lb


    Lily's birth at Belfast Zoo on June 3 was described by keepers as a "milestone" in the battle to try to stop Barbaries from dying out completely.
    However, little Lily did not have an easy start to her life.
    She was rejected by her mother, Fidda, and had to be taken in by zookeeper Linda Frew, who reared the cub at her suburban family home.
    Lily slept in an empty banana box with a heat lamp overhead, and was fed every two hours by bottle.
    Joy Bond, from Belfast Zoo, said there had been several sleepless nights for her keeper.
    "Lily lived with Linda and her partner in their bedroom and at times she clambered out of her box and into bed with them," she said.
    "Linda has three sons and Lily was like a family pet."
    After gaining strength, Lily was returned to the zoo, and now lives in an enclosure with Keepa, a Japanese Akita dog, to help her learn animal behaviour.
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    Family pet: Lily at the home of her keeper Linda Frew


    Miss Frew said: "I can hand rear Lily and keep her safe but I can't teach her the behavioural side of how an animal should act.
    "Keepa is teaching her how to be submissive and how to be dominant and how to be a sociable, well-adjusted animal.
    "She is so precious and so important to the future of Barbary lions." When Lily grows up she will stand at over three feet and weigh up to 400lb. In the wild, the female lions do most of the hunting, usually preying on large mammals such as deer.

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    OMG-how cute can she get??? Cheered me right up.
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    Aww, how cute

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    she is adorable - i love her brown pads, and that pretty little face.

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    These pics are NOT what come to mind when I think of a 'cute cub'..
    Don't slap me, cause I'm not in the mood!

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    So adorable.

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    Can I take her home with me?
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    ^ Chillani you will have to fight me for her.

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    Thx Honey...I never knew there were different types of Lions.Well I'll be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet and sexy View Post
    ^ Chillani you will have to fight me for her.
    Bring it on, betch!

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