Makes me think of THE LION of Judah! Then one of the elders said to me, "Do not weep! See, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has triumphed. He is able to open the scroll and its seven seals" Rev.
"Course he isn't safe. But he's good. He's the King, I tell you. Beaver, answering one of the Pevensie children's question about whether or not the lion Aslan was safe (Aslan represents God in the allegorical series The Chronicles of Narnia)
I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
Lions are extremely social, living in prides that range from lions. There will be one dominant male who leads the pride, but two male lions might fight for control. Female lions do most of the hunting.