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A lion knows never to play poker with a leopard, they're all cheetahs. These catty kings of the Savanna are punny as anything and just chomping at the bit to flow across your screen. So before you flip on Animal Planet, check out some of the best hilarious lion jokes and memes around.

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Nature can be a pretty harsh place. You have to fight for your territory, stand up to predators, even if they are ten times your size. And you have to be fearless. And this turtle definitely was. It's not something you see every day - a teeny weeny turtle standing up to two enormous lions. You'd worry that, oh no, this will end in catastrophe, but amazingly, not only does nothing bad happen to the turtle, it managed to chase the lions away from its waterhole.

Maybe it's because lions are just large kittens in disguise, and they're nicer than they seem. Maybe it's because they know how resilient turtles are and that turtles can easily outlive them in the wild. Or maybe, it's because cats of all sizes know, through the experience of their own species, that one of the fiercest wild cats in the world is a tiny kitten, so tiny doesn't mean not ferocious. 

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Fluffy Lion-Bears Who Are Actually Chow Chows In Disguise

If you ever wished you could adopt a wild animal, the chow chow doggo is the answer to your prayers! Lions and tigers and bears - oh my - all in one floof of a dog. The chow chow look may be inspired by all the wild animals, but it's wild in its cutest form. This post alone should adequately convince you to get yourself a chow chow bestie today. Scroll down for all the wildness and cuteness below. 

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Big Cats Being As Pawdorable And Silly As Kittens (Pics)

If you're a cat lover anything like us, then one thing is definitely true about you - you think ALL cats are purrfect, and that, of course, includes big cats. Wild cats are adorable, and that's just fact. No matter how scary they are or how dangerous, if a wild cat turns onto his back and shows off its belly, we would definitely want to pet it, no matter the risk.

Today, we're going to show our love to the most definitely underappreciated wild cats in our midst. And, we're going to prove - once and for all - that big wild cats are just as awwdorable as the tiniest itty bitty kittens

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First Lion Cub Born At Singapore Zoo Through Assisted Reproduction

Welcome to the world, little cub! 

On Jan 26th, Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) announced that they The Singapore Zoo has welcomed its first baby lion cub conceived through assisted reproduction, and we are so excited. This is amazing news, giving hope to everyone that the more technology will advance, the higher the odds of us being able to preserve species and potentially even help save them from extinction. 

Read more details and check out pictures and video of the awwdorable cub and his mom below!

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Informative Tumblr Thread About The Differences Between Big Cats

If you're a cat lover like us, you have a soft spot in your heart not just for house cats but also for big cats. You'd pet them if you could, and you know it. And you wish you could spend more time around big cats like that and get to know them better, learn about each of them - what makes them special and different and what their personalities are like. 

Well, say thank you to tumblr user carnegiemuseumnaturalhistory for deciding to share their big cat knowledge with us and teaching us - unlucky big cat lovers who can't spend time with big cats - about what makes wild cats unique. Reading this has both educated us and made us want to cuddle a snow leopard even more. 

tumblr thread explaining the differences between big wild cats thumbnail includes two pictures including a clouded leopard on a tree and a Eurasian lynx 'So, big cat can mean something different to everyone, but let's learn a little bit more about each of the cats listed above'
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Lion Cub Attacking Fall Leaves Is The Cutest Fight

Our hearts may just burst completely wide open and there's nothing that can be done about it. It's a phenomenon called cuteness overload and this cub has all those characteristics in the making. 

We've seen dogs frolicking in autumn leaves, heck we've seen cats enjoying the beautiful Fall weather, but lion cubs? Lion cubs in piles of fallen leaves and attacking them? Well, never have we ever seen anything so precious! 

Autumn is still here, and these photos are the only things keeping us warm right now. With winter right around the corner, we think we could all use these heartwarming images to help us brace for the inevitable cold. 

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We always wonder whether our pets will remember us after a long time away. You would think that when it comes to wild animals like lions, one would be even more worried about them forgetting you, because if they don't remember you, things might not turn out too great. Not this man though.

Dean Schneider, YouTube star, after being away from the pride he got so close to for more than two whole months, had not a hint of fear when returning back to them. "We are one family, we are one pride, and I'm incredibly excited to be united with them again," he says in the video, and watching the lions take him in with so much love, we are overwhelmed with both heartwarming wholesomeness and also intense jealousy because we wanna be friends with adorable huge cats too. 

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One of our favorite things in the world is interspecies friendships. They're so cool and interesting, and the circumstances which led to those friendships are just as interesting if not more. The latest unlikely friendship that we've come across is one that seems like it's straight out of a Disney movie - a meerkat, a hyena cub, and two lion cubs.

Yeah, we know, aren't hyenas and lions mortal enemies? And isn't a meerkat merely a snack for hyenas and lions? Normally, the answer to both would be yes. But in this situation, under their special circumstances, in a zoo in South Africa, a strange and beautiful friendship has formed. 

These adorable animals all met when they were just babies. As they explain in the video: Qala - the hyena - arrived at the zoo as an orphan after her mom was caught in a farmer's trap, Safari and Sussie - the lion cubs - were rejected by their mother at birth, and Pokkel - the coolest meerkat in the world - was found simply wandering alone without its family.

Their friendship may not last forever, since both the lions and hyena are growing, and their instincts should be kicking in soon, so even playfighting might become dangerous for Pokkel. But for now, this is one of the cutest unlikely friendships we've ever seen, and we're glad that these cuties are enjoying each other. 

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In every cub's life, there's an incredible moment - the moment they meet their dad for the first time. It's totally normal for them to be separate at first, and that makes for some of the cutest first time dad meeting ever. This meeting goes as good as it could, and it's totally adorable. 

The dad roars at them a couple times, and they jump back - the big lion is intimidating, that's true, but he's also a perfect gentleman. He just has to show them how to be a proper fierce lion. And the little cubs are happy, excited, and playful. And adorable. Don't forget adorable. The big bad terrifying lion dad is also kind of really adorable, not gonna lie. 

Now, the mom is not going to have to protect her babies alone, and the pride is going to be stronger than ever. Of course, the little hooligans will keep up their shenanigans, but dad's gonna make sure that they know exactly how to be the fiercest, scariest (and cutest) lions around. 

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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Adorable Big Cats Can Do The Bleps Too

There's a reason that all of us cat lovers also have a special place in our hearts for big cats, and it is that all big cats are basically regular cats... enlarged. They have the same faces - just bigger, they are just as silly - just bigger, and they have the same habits... just bigger. 

And so, their bleps are also... bigger. And though in this case, bigger is not necessarily better, it is definitely just as cute. Regular cat bleps are some of our favorite all time cat pictures, but they're, of course, not the only animals who can do the blep. Foxes are already strong blepping competition, and now, the big cats are officially entering the race too. You be the judge deciding who you think is the master of the blep. 

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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White Lion and Bengal Tiger Best Friends Since Childhood

Istanbul's Aslan Park is home to two big cats who have become best friends. A white lion called Pamuk and a Bengal tiger called Toby who are both only 18 months old have taken over our hearts with their adorable friendship. When they were just  four months old, the zookeepers attempted to separate the cubs, but the cubs had other plans. 

Daily News reports that Gökmen Aydın, the general par manager, said: "We wanted to separate them as both belong to different species. Then we realize uneasiness in animals. We started to think about the cause. When they got together later, we saw that they want to stay with each other. They became friends within four months," and we just can't help but awww.

Pamuk and Toby sleep most day, like all cats do, but they play together a lot and absolutely hate being separated for any reason whatsoever. "They sometimes sleep while hugging each other," added Aydın, and okay, que some more awws right about now. We wish them a long friendship even as they grow older and as much happiness as they have in general. Their story brought us immense happiness for sure. 

Check out pictures of Pamuk and Toby together below! And if you're interested in more happy friendships between species, take a look at this Pitbull and rescued fox cub who are total BFFs.

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