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Tipi Hedren, actress and muse for the famed director Alferd Hitchcock, with her pet lion Neil, who the family adopted after taking a trip to Africa.

Amazing photos show Melanie Griffith growing up with her pet lion

Actress Melanie Griffith lived with a pet lion in the early 1970s when she was a teenager. And now photos have emerged of their amazing home life together.

Yes, That's Just the Pet Lion in the Swimming Pool

American future actress Melanie Griffith jumps into a swimming pool as her pet lion Neil grabs her leg and goes to bite her leg, Sherman Oaks, California, May

Tippi Hedren ~ Animal activist...primarily Large Felines ~ She raised her actress daughter Melanie with them in their home~ she now has a sanctuary for them where she lives in Calif.

Tippi Hedren regrets letting lion sleep in Melanie Griffith's bed

Tippi Hedren ~ Animal activist...primarily Large Felines ~ She raised her actress daughter Melanie with them in their home~ she now has a sanctuary for them where she lives in Calif.

I'd like a shirt with this on it.  or a mug, or painting, or a poster.  i'd even settle for a printout

I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.

awwwww

Hug a lion. Lions are my favorite animal. If I could hug a lion I would be so happy. Or hold a baby lion.have a lion. I WANT A LION.only if I doesn't eat me.I don't want to be eaten.

cat firefighter

"THAT’S RIGHT. T'WAS I that set the house ablaze!” [Click the pin to see adorable pictures of firemen rescuing normal, sweet, cats]

Family in the 1970’s that lived with a lion by Michael Rougier. (LIFE Archive)

Sherman Oaks, California, May (Photo by Michael Rougier/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Time & Life Pictures - Tippi Hedren & lion Neil

TIPPI HEDREN AND LION

Tippi Hedrens family with the family pet lion, Neil ~ May 1971 (photo by Michael Rougier)

The lion sleeps tonight: A maid steps over Neil VERY carefully in the family's kitchen whi...

Tippi Hedren’s pet lion ‘Neil’ in the kitchen, 1971 Michael Rougier for LIFE Magazine.

Always Running..Raiders of a Lost Art

Wildlife photographer Chris Weston snapped amazing pictures of a pride of lions in Zimbabwe by using a remote camera fixed to a tree which captured them in off-guard moments.

A Queen always covers and protects her King.even the bravest, prideful one gets discouraged and is the Queens natural instinct to lift him back up. She has his back because he has hers and together they rule the jungle.

Catnap: Neil dozes while star of The Birds Tippi Hedren poses with huge animal

‘We were stupid beyond belief to have that lion in our house’: Tippi Hedren reveals her regrets at letting beast share family home – and even letting it sleep in daughter Melanie Griffith’s bed!

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