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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.