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The mane of the male lion is like battle armor, the thick hair around his neck and throat makes it hard for him to be killed in battles with other male lions. It is also the mane which makes the male lion so striking and attractive to the female lions. The African lion is considered to be one of the most difficult big cats to work with. Lions are known fighters; in naturethey are always trying to take over a pride of females or trying to keep the pride they have. This social fighting makes the lion a very tough animal to handle.

Aurther, the lion, is one of the great exceptions. He is the world's best lion and has been an animal actor more than all the other animal of T.I.G.E.R.S. combined. He delivered the crown jewels to the princess of Malasia on her sixteenth birthday from her mother the queen. He even visited the New York Stock Exchange. His personal credits include: Beloved, Wild America, Ace Venture - When Nature Calls, the MGM lion, Konica Copier lion, Dreyfus Fund lion, as well as hundreds of others. Here he is relaxing for the afternoon in a tree on the set of Born Free.

In 1996 Aurther became the proud father of two sons, Lord and Asland (seen above), who will continue his legacy. They now star in their own roles and have become logo representatives as well, as Aurther heads for retirement. Aurther now chooses the prime jobs for himself leaving the harder work for his two sons.