The man in the picture raised the lion from a cub until she was too big for him to take care of. He took her to a reserve in Africa and when he came back years later to visit her he didn't know if she would recognize him. She slowly approached him, jumped up and gave him a hug. Proof that animals love too! :'(
Cheetah Mom and Cubs, Masai Mara, Kenya
Eurasian Lynx - Lynx lynx. Largest of the bobtailed cats. the lynx kills prey swiftly, the bobcat, not so ~ unfortunately!
Once considered to be a type of lynx (hence its formerly being known as a Persian Lynx, an Egyptian Lynx, or an African Lynx), the extremely territorial caracal is actually a small cat, with a length of 26 to 35 inches (65 to 90 centimeters) and a weight of 29 to 40 lbs (13 to 18 kg). The caracal's fur ranges from red-grey to sandy to black, and its look is very distinctive thanks to its elongated, tufted black ears (in fact, its name is derived from the Turkish word 'karakulak', which means 'black ears').
Cheetah in the Snow, By:Exeter