Leaping Lions mega cat toy

Cat lovers have no doubt seen it before: the intense focus, followed by a claws-extended, acrobatic leap, some serious hang time and a not-always-graceful landing. Watching a cat get airborne is always exhilarating, but even more so when it weighs 350 pounds. At the Oregon Zoo, a new enrichment game is helping to keep the African lions fit while bringing out their explosive predatory instincts. Keepers have been using a mega version of this standard pet store item — constructed out of butcher paper and dubbed the “Leaping Lion Toy” — to mentally stimulate the big cats while encouraging natural hunting behaviors. Story:

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