Do you have any idea what it’s like knowing my real brother and mother spent everyday of their lives looking for me? How everyday my real brother screams my name? Can you imagine the pain they must be in not knowing where I am?
After a trip to Africa, actress Tippi Hedren, her husband Noel Marshall, and their actress daughter Melanie Griffith, wanted to make a movie about lions. At the advice of Ron Oxley, an animal trainer who said that “to get to know about lions, you’ve got to live with them for a while,” they had Neil the lion live with them. Their life was documented by LIFE photographer Michael Rougier.