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DailyBeast: Weirdest Celebrity Pets

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Tippi Hedren and Melanie Griffith’s Lion

She may have been running from Hitchcock’s "Birds", but Tippi Hedren has a long-established love of lions. The actress allegedly kept a fully grown lion as a pet at one point, even though her daughter Melanie Griffith was bitten by one on the set of "Roar" in 1977. But Hedren now says that wild animals should not be kept as pets. In 1983, Hedren founded the Shambala Preserve to protect exotic animals. After the zoo at Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch was shut down, his two tigers, Thriller and Sabu, were sent to live at Shambala. When Jackson passed away, Hedren said she had told the tigers that he died. “You don’t know what mental telepathy exists from the human to the animal. But I hope they understood,” Hedren told The Guardian.

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