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.
Tippi Hedren in her swimming pool, spouting water at Neil the pet lion, Calif., 1971.
Hedren has since acknowledged that it was “stupid beyond belief” to put
her family at risk by allowing an animal with “no conscience or remorse
genes” to roam free. On that, at least, we can all agree—even if these
pictures make Neil look like the world’s biggest pussycat.
do u ever think about matt lifting neil up lion king style
fjhfjgj when they win a game and matt charges down the court to lift neil into his lovin arms and holds him up to the crowd like look at my son did u see what my son just did look at him isn’t he incredible my firstborn,
au: DELINQUENT AU!! everyone is a fuckboy and andrew is a drug dealer
word count: 1700
warnings (please read): drugs, drugged sex, dubious consent, honestly this au should probably be a warning in and of itself???
for: the anon who sent me this ask: for the delinquent AU: idk if you’ve heard of poppers, but basically it’s an inhalant thats popular among some queer men bc after you sniff a little bit of it, it can cause a head rush, but most importantly, it can have the effect of heightening sexual arousal and making penetration feel 10000 times more pleasurable. So, like. What I’m trying to get at here, is that Neil needs to do poppers and have Kevin and Andrew both fuck him at the same time. also the delinquent squad @cabeswaterlovesthem @miniminyardd @wymack
“He’s just there in the corner, sweetheart,” Kevin slurs into Neil’s ear. His breath smells like smoke and his lips are sticky with alcohol, and he passes the joint pinched between his fingers from one hand to the other, freeing his right hand to press a damp twenty-dollar bill into Neil’s palm. “Go and tell him what you want.”
Neil’s already stoned and the music is loud and the room is just a little hazy but even then, Andrew Minyard is still terrifying. He’s standing in one corner of the basement looking like he couldn’t give less of a fuck, cigarette dangling from chapped lips and white-blond fringe glowing blue under a neon light one of the Vixens thought to bring.
“K,” Neil starts. “What do I—”
He barely has time to stutter before Kevin’s hand is on the back of his neck, rubbing hard circles into the tense muscles there. “Go on, baby,” he coaxes. “Go ask him. So we can get out of here.”
Ok so I haven't seen anything like this but listen here. Aftg zoo au.
Revolutionary, anon. Alright so, shoutout to Una for her input on this.
We’ve got Wymack as head keeper, Abby as the resident vet, and Bee running the gift shop (with an endless supply of sweets for a certain blond keeper of course).
Dan runs the elephant enclosure and Matt’s on the neighbouring giraffe experience.
Nicky runs a seal show where he gets them to twirl around and jump through hoops, but most of the time he’s just around the park feeding ducks and getting all the gossip.
Aaron’s on penguins.
Una’s convinced that Neil would be turtles and Andrew would be a crocodile wrangler but that’s because she’s only on book one.
So we have Neil hiding out in the reptile house, but he was in training with big cats until he ran away from his father’s circus (which incidentally provides services to the rival Moriyama Safari Park) and became a zoo keeper.
Kevin’s on gorillas, but used to be a tiger trainer at the Moriyama Safari Park until his hand was suspiciously mauled by one of Riko’s lions.
Neil likes to chill with the tortoises because their slowness calms his desire to run, and he often hangs out with the stoic keeper of the primate house, Andrew.
Andrew’s main focus is on the small primates, and he has names for all the pygmy marmosets. One day Neil walks in to find Andrew with a marmoset clinging to each finger, and he’s just going about his daily tasks regardless.
Wymack’s in charge of most of the big cats but Renee takes responsibility for the Snow Leopards.
For some reason when I thought of Allison my mind jumped straight to camels? You’ll have to fill in the blanks with that one because honestly I… don’t know? Maybe her father is a Saudi Arabian Prince and she’s furious over the unjust deportation of Qatari camels so she moves to America to aid in their breeding programmes.
Riko of course dies in a tragic accident that taints the name of his safari park forever oh how sad.