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103,994.  Cut!  Cut!  Cut!  What on earth do you think you’re doing?  Well you can’t do that; this is a family show.  Spitting Image s16e1, David Attenborough to lions, ITV 1994  

 

 

51,783.  It’s the lionesses who do most of the hunting.  (Animal & Lion)  David Attenborough, The Trials of Life IX: Friends and Rivals

 

 

52,031.  Lions are territorial ... When the great herds move on, the lions can't go with them.  (Animal & Africa & Lion)  David Attenborough, Nature's Great Events III: The Great Migration

 

 

52,157.  Most lions do most of their hunting at night.  (Animal & Mammal & Lion & Cat)  David Attenborough, The Life of Mammals V: Meat Eaters

 

 

122,617.  Lions are the very image of majesty and indeed of Africa itself.  Their strength lies in the power of the pride, their tight-knit family.  Lions have ruled the savannahs for millennia, and yet within the last twenty years or so their numbers have fallen by almost half.  (Animals & Lions)  David Attenborough, Dynasties III: Lions, BBC 2018

 

122,618.  Perhaps the most famous lion pride of all: the marsh pride of Kenya’s Maasai Mara.  (Animals & Lions)  ibid.

 

122,619.  The family has been abandoned by all the adult males.  (Animals & Lions)  ibid.

 

 

54,407.  And so it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they feared not the Lord: therefore the Lord sent lions among them, which slew some of them.  (God’s Fascism & Lion)  II Kings 17:25

 

 

57,359.  A she-lion, which was of all the most fierce, ran to Thecla and fell down at her feet.   At that, the multitude of women shouted aloud.  (Paul & Lion)  Acts of Paul & Thecla IX

 

 

79,382.  The lion and the unicorn

Were fighting for the crown;

The lion beat the unicorn

All round the town.  (Lion & Unicorn & Epigram)  MS inscription c.1691

 

 

79,383.  God shield us! – a lion among ladies, is a most dreadful thing; for there is not a more fearful wild-fowl than your lion living.  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream III i 32

 

 

97,931.  ‘If you think I come hither as a lion … I am a man.  As other men are.  (Shakespeare & Man & Lion)  William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, BBC 2016, players in forest

 

 

85,076.  If one should be a prey, how much the better

To fall before the lion than the wolf!  William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night III I 127-128, Olivia

 

 

79,384.  ‘He’ll be coming and going,’ he had said.  ‘One day you’ll see him and another you won’t.  He doesn’t like being tied down – and of course he has other countries to attend to.  It’s quite all right.  He’ll often drop in.  Only you mustn’t press him.  He’s wild, you know.  Not like a tame lion.  C S Lewis, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

 

 

79,385.  A lion doesn’t concern itself with the opinion of sheep.  George R R Martin, A Game of Thrones  

 

 

87,571.  For Asiatic males [lions] it's all about protecting territory.  (India & Lion)  India: Nature’s Wonderland I, BBC 2015

 

 

115,067.  Africa: home to the king of the beasts.  Lions may be legendary but among cats they’re strange.  That’s because they’re the only ones to live together.  (Cats & Lions)  Big Cats I, BBC 2018

 

115,068.  Here in Ruaha, Tanzania, they are famous for forming super-prides, huge groups that can tackle the most formidable prey in Africa.  (Cats & Lions)  ibid.