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These Photos Of A Teenage Melanie Griffith And Her Pet Lion In The 1970s Are Quite Something

Her mother also bonded with the lion.

In 1983 Tippi Hendren established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions. He had to live with humans or be put down. His teeth were pulled before he was brought to the sanctuary. The girl in bed with the lion is Melanie Griffith. This family took him in and loved him and he never hurt anyone.

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Grey Gardens

Edie, Edie...do you need a hand?