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Last Updated: Thursday September 18 2008 13:59 GMT

In pics: Lion shelters in church

Shackle the lion

This is Shackle. She is an 11-year-old African lion, but this is not where she usually lives...

Shackle the lion

The place Shackle usually calls home is a zoo in Texas in the USA, but after hurricane Ike struck there last week, her and her owner needed to find shelter from the storms fast...

Shackle the lion

After wading through flood waters in a bid to escape the storm, they finally found somewhere they could spend the night - a church!

Shackle the lion

Luckily for the rest of the people there, Shackle is quite a tame lion and has no interest in eating anyone! They fed her on roast pork until the storm was over!