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You might remember that a couple of weeks ago, we ran a retrospective on sleeping cats, which required little justification given how self-evidently cute sleeping cats are. But we do feel the need to reiterate that a large part of what makes things cute is size, i.e. small equals cute. This is why our retrospective mainly featured kittens and small cats. Now, far be it from us to suggest that Shanta the lioness here isn't cute. We would never say that, mainly because we don't want to risk offending her and catching a clawed pat to the face or a fanged maw to the jugular. But then, that's just it. If cute and terrifying can coexist, than that's what's happening right here. Because as cuddly...

afimage, YouTube There's a visceral reaction you might experience during the early moments of this video. Something primal, something instinctual. You're on the African plains, naked, in your hand a crude spear carved from a tree branch. You've been separated from your tribe and you know you're no match for a hungry lioness on your own. Fight is not an option, only flight. Your reptilian brain is firing only one message to every nerve and muscle in your body: Run. But the rational part of your brain reminds you that it's just a YouTube video. You're safe at home and no lioness is actually approaching. Your cold sweat dries. Your legs stop shaking. And as the terrible beast's muzzle closes...

"Pamper yourself," he told me. "Take a day at the spa. Get a massage. Have a facial. Get your fur and claws done. Enjoy yourself -- you deserve it!" he said. Nobody mentioned the mandatory mud bath involved at Le Spa Daily Squee, however. And I do not. like. getting. dirty. Do I look relaxed? Do I look happy? For our next anniversary, I'd better get some serious jewelry. Or at least those juicy gazelle treats I've had my eye on....

Sheba, a lion cub, cuddles up with caracal kittens Jack and Jill. Photo: Miller and Maclean / Splash News Does it get any cuter than a picture of furry babies from different species showing each other some love? Actually, it does. The story of how this trio of unlikely pals came together -- living at South Africa's Pumba Private Game Reserve Rehabilitation Center -- will warm your heart. The lion cub, Sheba, was the first of the three animals to arrive at Pumba. Her mother had birthed a litter of three, but two of the newborns died, and the lioness abandoned her only surviving cub, Sheba. A call went out to the Pumba reserve, asking if they would bring Sheba into their Rehabilitation...

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