It happened in the 70’s. Famous actress Melanie Griffith in their 19 year old was forced to live in the same house with a huge wild animal – a lion named Neil. This is the fault of her parents. Actress Tippi Hedren and stepfather, Melanie wanted to make a film about big cats. In order to better understand the animal, the trainer invited the family to live together with Neil. These photos demonstrate how man could live under one roof with a dangerous predator, reports Rus.Media.
At first glance it may seem that they were quite fun to live together but it is not so. When shooting film, one of the lionesses attacked Melanie. It required 50 stitches to the face, and one of the operators was injured, requiring surgery. When shooting of the film “Roar” just injured 70 people.
Melanie Griffith plays with Neil in the pool, CA.
Neil plays with the child.
Lion biting Melanie in the leg during a jump.
Mother Melanie plays with Neil.
Neal lies with Melanie in bed.
Friends even slept in the same bed.
The Nile was often used as a cushion, and he is not particularly resisted.
Neil checks the fridge for “snacks”.
Noel is trying to work, and Neal wants to play.
An invaluable experience of living together with the lion gave Tippi Hedren on the establishment of the Foundation The Roar Foundation in California, which educate the public that wild animals can be kept at home.