Lions get World Cup fever at London Zoo

As the football-supporting community prepares for the opening of the World Cup in Brazil, even the lions at London Zoo have got involved in the festivities.

An Asian lioness at London Zoo plays with football on the opening day of the World Cup.
An Asian lioness at London Zoo plays with football on the opening day of the World Cup. Credit: Justin Tallis/PA Wire
Lionesses at the zoo appear to be supporting England in the tournament.
Lionesses at the zoo appear to be supporting England in the tournament. Credit: Justin Tallis/PA Wire
Lioness prepares to lunge at ball.
Another lioness steps back to take the penalty... or just prepares to lunge at the ball. Credit: Justin Tallis/PA Wire

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