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    Photographer Joseph Scherschel took this photo of Blondie the pet lion for Life Magazine in 1955. Blondie was indeed a family pet, belonging to Mr. Charles Hipp of Texas. Mr. Hipp bought the lion from the Dallas zoo in 1953 when she was a 12-week-old cub. She never caused a problem. Blondie died of old age in 1968, a beloved member of the family.

  • Kim Westmoreland

    From Craziest Exotic Pets, 1955 can you even imagin!

  • Encyclopedia Homeschoolica

    Living Room Lion - Joseph Scherschel photographs Mr. Hipp's pet lion in 1955 for LIFE magazine

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