lion – The definitive fact-checking site and reference source for urban legends, folklore, myths, rumors, and misinformation. Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:31:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 lion – 32 32 Lion Takes Revenge on Trophy Hunter Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Mountain Lyin’ Mon, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 FACT CHECK:   Was baseball player Adam LaRoche attacked by a mountain lion? Claim:   Baseball player Adam LaRoche was attacked by a mountain lion.    FALSE Example:     [Collected via email, August 2015] Was adam laroche attacked by a mountain lion? It is being posted that he was attacked by a mountain lion 2 weeks … Continued Is Jericho Dead? Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:56:20 +0000 FACT CHECK:   Jericho the lion appears to be alive and well, the victim of mistaken identity and not a hunter. Different sources in Zimbabwe have been offering differing stories about Jericho, a lion who was touted as the heir apparent (and sometimes said to be the brother of) Cecil, the popular 13-year-old animal who was … Continued Cecil the Lion and Walter the Dentist Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:10:57 +0000 NEWS:   Walter Palmer, an American dentist, is accused of illegally killing Cecil the Lion after luring him out of a Zimbabwean game reserve. On 28 July 2015, American dentist Dr. Walter Palmer was accused of killing a famous lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, a “free roam” wildlife zone. According to the Associated … Continued