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Lion Loves Our Local (1961)

British Pathé

Synopsis: Newsreel footage from Wellingborough, Northamptonshire shows zookeeper Morris Sharpe at home and at the pub with a fifteen month old lion named Simba.

Reality Cat: While showing the lion in the Sharpe home, a tuxedo cat peeks in through a doorway, then beats a hasty retreat as the narrator explains, “Lions, of course, are easily house trained. All the same, poor old kitty prefers another room.” In actuality it appears that someone on the other side of the door grabs and cat and pulls it back through, accounting for the startled look on the poor cat’s face.

Lion Loves Our Local - tuxedo cat in doorway

Lion Loves Our Local - tuxedo cat in doorway

Final Mewsings: Cats don’t like it when they’re not invited to the pub as well!


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