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# Lion

All time
# Lion
'Something has clicked with Jack' - Conan a new force for Ireland
The 29-year-old number eight bolted all the way into the Lions Test team this year.
# Lion
'It's easier to silence that kind of noise... I feel a bit vindicated'
Leinster’s Jack Conan starts in the number eight shirt against Glasgow again tonight.
# Lion
'I’m definitely in a better position going into this tour' - Henshaw
The Leinster centre is backing team-mate Andrew Porter to bounce back from his Lions disappointment.
# wildlife
Lion kills young worker in US conservation park
Alexandra Black had spent just 10 days as an intern in the facility.
# Animal Abuse
Half-starved lion cub found 'wasting away' in abandoned Paris apartment
Police began hunting for the cub after noticing selfies on social media of a man and the cub.
# Majo and Motshegetsi
Lion shot dead after two escape from enclosure in German zoo
The zoo’s director said that there was no choice but to kill the animal.
# jumped the fence
Mountain lion may have killed and eaten 'Killarney the Koala' at LA Zoo
The koala went missing last week and its bloody, partially-eaten remains were found a short time later.
# South Africa
Wildlife park worker mauled to death by lioness
The lioness was later put down.
# another cecil
'Win a lion' and kill it if you want to: Conservation raffle sparks criticism
One charity described it as ‘appalling’.
# Frozen
A Danish zoo is planning to dissect a lion in front of children
The animal was put down nine months ago because the zoo had too many lions.
# Cecil
Dentist who shot Cecil questions 'level of humanity' of his critics
The dentist defended his actions in his first ever interview.
# Camp Hwange
Guide mauled to death at park where Cecil the lion was killed
The guide was showing a group of tourists around the reserve.
# oh sabrina
"Giraffes are very dangerous": US woman defends big game hunting (and prompts fresh outrage)
“There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn’t mean we don’t have a respect for them.”
# not just cecil
That American dentist has killed A LOT of big game — here are 13
A zoo’s worth of wild beasts.
# killing for sport
US moves to curb trophy hunting after Cecil's death
The lion’s killing has led to a public outcry.
# cecil the lion
Arnold Schwarzenegger has something to say to the man who shot Cecil
Zimbabwe has called for dentist Walter Palmer to be extradited from the United States.
# sorry but
Dentist who shot Cecil didn't know the lion was a "known, local favourite"
Two men are due in court on poaching charges related to the lion’s death.
# See Lions
American dentist who 'paid $50,000 to kill a lion with a crossbow' wanted by police
The lion’s name is Cecil.
# lions and tigers
Pictures: Chaos in Georgia as heavy flooding lets zoo animals loose on the streets
At least eight people have died in the disaster.
# wild dublin tales
New film tells the fascinating true story of the 1951 Fairview lion escape
A film about the incident is out this weekend.
# South Africa
Lion that killed American tourist to be moved to another park
The park which remains open has come in for some criticism since the incident.
# South Africa
Tourist killed after lion jumps through window of her car
Lion Park guarantees “super close-up animal views”. It has previously come under fire for allowing visitors to pet lion cubs.
# wild at heart
70 people were injured while filming this movie with 100 untamed lions
A family moved in with the massive pride of lions to film what has been called “the most dangerous movie ever made”.
# twist in the tail
This dog's botched 'lion' haircut is hilariously tragic
Listen to the owner’s laugh. Listen to it.
# hear him roar
Baby has adorable reaction to hearing lion roar for the first time
# Pride of Dublin
Dublin Zoo has a new attraction - and we're not lion*
*Lion. Lyin’. Lying. Get it? Get it?
# lion king
Mountain lion goes shopping, hangs outside steakhouse
The police had to go and tranquillise him…
# buffalo soldier
Greatest buffalo mam ever chases lion away from her calf
Super-mom saves the day.
# Transfer
Ulster prop Court set for Premiership switch
The Lions loosehead is heading for England next season after eight seasons with the northern province.
# mane-ly mortified
Ridiculed Chinese zoo that disguised dog as lion forced to close
Officials have publicly apologised and shut down for “rectification”.
# bred for skills
This is a liliger - three quarters lion, one quarter tiger
Quick, somebody call Napoleon Dynamite.
# lion ice cream king
This lion is a big fan of a certain ice-cream flavour
We are both impressed and terrified.
# a dog's life
These animals are in the throes of an identity crisis, ok?
They’re a little sensitive.
# rawr
Photos: Kumar the Lion settles into new home at Dublin Zoo
He’s the pride (ho ho!) of Dubin Zoo…
# Sheila the lioness
Tonight's episode of The Zoo just might break your heart...
… Or at least make you cry.
# Lion
Gatty, if you're listening: Tommy Bowe speeding toward recovery
Ulster coach Mark Anscombe is confident the winger will be fit for the business end of the season.
# Tragic
Volunteer killed by lion at California zoo
The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Dianna Hanson.
# Zoo Arrivals
Photos: the cutest Dublin Zoo arrivals of 2012
New additions include the births of tapirs, red pandas, eastern bongos and meerkats – and the transfer of two lion cubs and a bull elephant. Phew, what a year!
# 13
O'Driscoll: A man full of regrets, with the power to wash them all away
The recuperating Ireland captain has nothing left to learn on the biggest stage, but plenty left to offer.
# essex lion
VIDEO: Meet the animal that sparked the #EssexLion hunt*
*According to its owner.