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Rutledge World's Largest Lion by adambarefoot Rutledge World's Largest Lion by adambarefoot
Location: Oaklawn Farm Zoo, Nova Scotia
Subject: Rutledge
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Rutledge was born May 28, 1991 to parents Leo and Cleo at Oaklawn Farm Zoo. Rutledge was the largest of the four kittens in his litter. At the age of 4 1/2 he was recognized by Guiness as the world's largest living lion in captivity. He weighed 366 kg (807 lbs) with a shoulder height of 42.5 " and a girth of 70". Rutledge spent his life living in the large lion compound at Oaklawn with his brothers and sisters, some older, some younger. Rultledge passed away on February 3, 2009 just a few months short of 18 years, well beyond the normal life expendency of lions. He will be missed.
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ABIGGERSMILE Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Photographer
I used to live in Lawrencetown, and my ex and I would goto the zoo all the time to see Rutledge! I missed seeing him this time, but I have to say the female there has to be a contender for largest lioness.
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TerryDumbDorkTV Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I lived near that zoo so i got to see him all the time! i miss him he was my favorite animal in the zoo! rest in peace boy. love ya
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RunningWolf2 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
amazing story, so sad that he died. :(
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