Lovely profile of Frasier, LA's swingin' 70s lion that sired 35 cubs in 18 months

The Los Angeles Zoo's 19-year-old lion Frasier had a busy 1972. Over an 18 month period, he sired 35 cubs, baffling zookeepers and earning him the sobriquets "The Sensuous Lion" and "The Lovable Lion."

He's featured in the first episode of Wild Lives, a new series by Popular Science. He captured the public's imagination and even inspired jazz legend Sarah Vaughn to write a fictionalized backstory for him. Groovy!

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