During the 1990s, the massive muckshifter Ace of Spades was the undoubted king of the beasts
in Britain's opencast mining jungle.
A NEW enclosure for Dudley Zoo's popular lions could be built by the end of the year to allow the public to get even closer to the king of the beasts
The Lion: 'The lion is the king of the beasts
and has been used in the Royal Arms of England since the Plantagenets.
King of the beasts
in this display, however, is not the lion but the monkey, which dominates a whole display case with simian-inspired items including a delft ware jug and a majolica teapot.
He thinks nothing of facing the mighty king of the beasts
, but has to pluck up all his courage to confront a gerbil in a pet shop.
Last week's harrowing article by your Editor Bridget Rowe (Why This Barbarism Must Be Banned) brought to mind a quote from Robert Louis Stevenson: "Mankind is indeed king of the beasts
, for his brutality surpasses all of them.