Frolicking in the autumn leaves, this little lion cub is having the time of her life as she excitedly plays in her enclosure.
Tiny cub Karis proved she’s not too dissimilar to human children as she threw herself into the pile of golden leaves carefully collected by her keepers, even ending up with a pile on her head.
Staff at the Blair Drummond Safari Park, near Stirling, Scotland, had been raking up the leaves to keep the attraction tidy, when Karis’s keeper Brian Reid realised that his little charge might enjoy playing in them and moved the pile into her enclosure.
((This was meant to be something small and stupid that got very elaborate very quickly, without getting any less stupid. Oops.
I started drawing this after actually having the ice cream in question: orange blossom honey ice cream with orange pulp, with a Hangar 24 Orange Wheat reduction on top, made as an individual serving and cooled with liquid nitrogen. It was fantastic. So much so that I decided, while eating it, that a comic about Redlands making ice cream needed to happen.
The place that makes it is A La Minute in downtown Redlands. I would probably go there more often than is really healthy if I still lived in the Inland Empire.
In the big group shot, from left to right: Fontana, Colton, Riverside, San Bernardino, Redlands, Loma Linda. This is also not the first time I’ve drawn Manuel’s I-want-your-food-give-it-to-me face.))