The MGM Lion Escaped Death Like 6 Different Times

Jackie was the second of five lions used to film that iconic roar that would preface MGM's films. He was captured live in Sudan, and was trained with affection-based reinforcement, rather than the stool-and-whip charade that was so popular at the time. As such, he became very docile, even affectionate, and famously easy to work with.

He also told Death to go f* itself on at least six separate occasions.

Seriously, it's like Unbreakable if Bruce Willis played a lion, and didn't have a nemesis, because no one would dare mess with Jackie. Here's his story:

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The MGM Lion Escaped Death Like 6 Different TimesSource: MentalFloss

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The MGM Lion Escaped Death Like 6 Different Times

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