This lion really wants to be the star of his own commercial

Lion, interrupted.


Chase Hoffberger

Internet Culture

Published Aug 8, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 7:32 pm CDT

World Lion Day is coming up on Sunday, and Tau the lion’s apparently pretty excited about its arrival. 

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On location with South African “Lion Whisperer” Kevin Richardson to film a promotional segment about the shrinking habitats of big cats, the 17-year-old lion apparently got excited enough to interrupt the spot completely—hijacking what’s meant to be a serious message about the dangers of human expansion throughout Africa.

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It’s so hard to get a word in edgewise among lions.

Richardson eventually got his point across after putting Tau in another spot. 

Photo via The Lion Whisperer/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 8, 2014, 11:19 am CDT