Lions Have Stopped Roaring and Have Started Rawring XD
On January 3rd at the Bronx Zoo, Lion Handler, Jan Davidson, was feeding, Ricky the Lion, the zoo’s teenage male, when she startled him. Expecting a large roar, she stood back to protect herself; however, shockingly, instead of letting out a large roar, he let out a “rawr XD”
This odd situation is by no means an isolated incident. Handlers at the London zoo as well as 89 other zoos globally have reported the same phenomenon. Lion researcher Sebastian Martinez reports similar findings. He and his team have been researching big cats in the African Savannah for years and are shocked by the recent discovery. Why were these ferocious animals turning into such pussies?
Martinez cites, “Our main concern is how this will impact their image. What animal would run away from lion who says ‘rawr XD.’ It may impact their survival. I would not be surprised if they become the next target of cyber bullying and honestly i’m kind of on the cyber-bullies side. Good thing animals can’t use computers. I mean is it 2008? Where is this angst coming from? Panic at the disco! isn’t even a thing anymore?”
Countless scientist worldwide agree with Martinez. In addition to the strange new language, some handlers even report their lions using the blood from their food to dye their fur in streaks. In addition, the male lions seem to be putting their hair in “faux hawks” as well.
“We simply just don’t get them. One could say we simply don’t understand,” says Martinez.
While lions are indicating that it’s not just a phase, scientists are hoping that the adolescent lions will grow out of it for the sake of their survival. However, for now, don’t be surprised if you hear Fall Out Boy playing during your next visit to the zoo to keep the lions from “rawring XD.”