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The Sad Story of the Rescued Lion Who Refuses to Sleep Without His Security Blanket

Watch the king of the jungle turned into the “king of the snuggle…”

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It may appear to others as the most adorable thing in the world, and it is at first glance. Imagine a wild animal taking on the habits of a domesticated pet. Or even those of the humans who’ve raised it.

A few years ago, family purchased a lion cub for their two young children. They had watched Disney’s “The Lion King,” and thought it would be cute to have their very own Simba. Illegally purchased from what was probably a poacher’s middleman, Lambert the lion, potentially a beautiful king of the beasts, came to the live with humans.

Lambert, the pampered lion cub.

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Unfortunately, the family realized caring for a lion as it grew older was too much for their capabilities. They called the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries when Lambert’s latent wild animal instincts kicked in, and the once beloved exotic family pet was rescued from the humans who thought they could take a wild animal out of the jungle and turn it into an oversized kitty cat.

Eventually Lambert ended up with the In-Sync Exotic Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Texas. Physically, he appeared to be a king of beasts.

Unfortunately he had traits no lion ought to have.

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For one, Lambert refused to part with his security blanket.

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Perhaps he preferred to hold on to the memory of the love and attention he received as a cub, which he no longer has now his human family abandoned him.

Lambert was initially upset and anxious over his new enclosure at the wildlife rescue center. He was used to sleeping on a soft bed with his humans. So the rescue center’s founder, Vicky Keahey, provided Lambert with a warm soft blanket, and the young lion immediately began to drag it around with him wherever he went.

He wouldn’t even sleep without it.

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In short, instead of fulfilling his potential as king of the jungle, Lambert became the “king of the snuggle.”

The poor thing even had to be re-taught to eat raw meat, as he had never had it before in his life.

Now fully grown, Lambert is regarded as a tourist attraction, with his assortment of blankets he drags around. Because of the extended time he spent with humans, he learned their habits and quirks.

It is now impossible to reintroduce him back into the wild.

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Lambert, the blanket-toting lion is a sad lesson for all of us about the extent of human folly in trying to remake nature to conform to our tastes.

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“World’s Saddest Polar Bear” dies after 22 years of captivity in Argentina Zoo

On July 3, Arturo dubbed as “World’s Saddest Polar Bear” died at the age of 30 after being locked for 22 years in Mendoza Zoological Park, Argentina.

On July 3, Arturo dubbed as “World’s Saddest Polar Bear” died at the age of 30 after being locked for 22 years in Mendoza Zoological Park, Argentina.

Arturo was taken from his homeland and brought to Argentina when he was only 8 years old. The bear earned the nickname after his mate died, leaving him alone. He is said to be the last captive polar bear in the country.

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Kangaroo Attacks Woman and Bursts Her Breast Implants

This is one argument for how a boob job can actually save your life.

In the most unlikely of scenarios, an aggressive kangaroo suddenly attacked a woman and destroyed what was probably thousands of dollars worth of plastic surgery.

Such was the violent nature of the attack that the victim sustained cracked ribs and other injuries. Thankfully, her breast implants saved her life.

Sharon Heinrich, 45, was enjoying the scenic countryside on a cycling trip with a female friend along South Australia's Riesling Trail in the Clare Valley.

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Mother Rat Rescues Her Baby From a Snake in an Epic Roadside Battle

Fortunately, the odds were in her favor.

There is no greater love than that of a mother to her child. Though this old adage may sound cliche, it remains true not only for humans but for animals as well.

We have seen loads of photos and videos that show how animal mothers protect their young ones circulate throughout the internet, but we have never seen anything quite like the one that you are about to see.

This particular video displays how far a mother would go to have her child - even if it means risking her own life. What is amazing in this clip is the fact that despite the odds, the dam, which belongs way down the food chain, dauntlessly fought a mighty predator, which, in this case, is a snake of unknown species, in order to save her pup.

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