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“Lions” Youth Soccer Team Plays Tug-of-War With Actual Lion

08/11/2017 at 3:17 | Posted by D.J.
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Proving he really is "king of the jungle," an African lion named Kasanga easily defeated a youth soccer team in the UK this week when the two sides engaged in a game of tug-of-war. Their faceoff was staged in honor of World Lion Day on Thursday--and don't worry, the lion was behind a metal enclosure as members of the Foots Cray Lions Junior Football Club pulled the other end of the rope through a pass-through in the fence. "Kasanga really didn't look as though he was putting in too much effort," the Big Cat Sanctuary in Smarden, England, wrote alongside video of the challenge on Facebook. "He demonstrated the sheer strength and power of the world's most iconic apex predator with supreme ease."