As you can see, Leon the lion is man who takes pride in his appearance.
The Congolese lion, who currently resides at Usti nad Labem Zoo (try saying that after three margaritas) in the Czech Republic, has been wowing visitors with his impressive mane of flowing golden locks since he arrived at the zoo 10 years ago.
And now, finally, his tresses are garnering the international recognition they deserve.
From his on-trend dark roots, to his subtle natural highlights and soft beach-babe waves, it’s hardly surprising that his many admirers (many of whom spend hours trying to achieve a similar look) find it hard to believe that his impressive mane is 100 per cent au naturel.
And now sources on the ground are reporting that Leon is in talks to be the new face of beauty brand L’Oréal – following in the footsteps of hair idols such as Jennifer Aniston, J-LO and Beyoncé.
And just like the latter, Leon maintains that he just ‘woke up like this’: