Ainu woman with bear cub. The Ainu revere bears, believing their gods can incarnate as bears to watch over them. In early December, a bear cub would be raised among them, fed and loved. Then it would be sacrificed, using special arrows, so that its soul could return to the gods in the heavens with their prayers.
Jahzara is a jaglion (or jaguon), the hybrid between a male jaguar and a female lion (lioness) and was born at Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary in Ontario in 2006. Her father was a black jaguar named Diablo and her mother was a lioness named Lola.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panthera_hybrid #Jaglion