Tippi Hedren, perhaps most famous for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds, is an actress of formidable gifts. But her role as an animal-rights activist and conservationist might well be Hedren's most lasting legacy. For decades, her Roar Foundation and the animal sanctuary, Shambala Preserve, in California have advocated for big (and not so big) cats—from lions and leopards to bobcats and servals—and she's been honored with a host of humanitarian and conservation awards through the decades.
In 1971, LIFE photographer Michael Rougier spent time with Hedren; her teenage daughter, Melanie Griffith, her then-husband, the agent and movie producer, Noel Marshall; and others at their home in California. Also in attendance: Neil, a 400-pound mature lion, who occasionally slept in the same bed as Griffith and, as these pictures attest, had the run of the house, from the kitchen to the living room to the swimming pool.
Decades and several attacks later -- one lion clawed daughter Melanie Griffith in the face during the production of the 1981 film Roar and required that Griffith undergo surgery -- Hedren admitted that having a lion live in her home alongside her children was "stupid beyond belief."
Do pets need social media apps? Well, they have one now. Petzbe is a new app for pets. Their owners use it, but they use it from their pet's perspective. Instead of liking and following each other, users get to sniff, lick, and share stories about their frolics in the dog park or how they got in trouble for shredding the roll of toilet paper in the bathroom. Via: Animal Channel
Warm up your eye muscles and mix up some pre-workout. It's not photoshop, it all might see impossible, but it's all perspective. You may find yourself double-taking all over the place while looking at these real-life optical illusions. And if your in the mood to strain your eyeballs some more, then check out these pics over here.
It's time to prepare your costume, Halloween is coming up fast! So maybe you can't grow up to be a pug wearing a bumblebee costume but at least it's the time of year when you can dress up like one! Better yet, just dress your pug in a bumblebee costume. If you're looking for pet costume ideas, you've come to the right place.
First times doing just about anything for the first time in our lives can be unforgettable. Everything from the first time we tried to swim, ride a bike, see a movie, play in the snow – these memories are etched in our spirits forever! For our pets, the first times have never been so adorable.
According to Pet Day USA, National Pet Day was founded in 2005 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Colleen Paige, who is also the founder of National Dog Day, National Puppy Day and National Cat Day among others. National Pet Day is celebrated each year on April 11 and is considered to be a day when you acknowledge and display extra love and affection towards your furry little ones. Being a pet parent fills us all with so much joy but apparently it can benefit us in many other ways. Here are some infographics to prove it.