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Rota The Lion

Sir Winston Churchill’s
pet lion.

Description: Taxidermied full grown African male lion. Roughly 9 feet in length and standing over 6 feet tall. Modeled with mouth open in a roaring pose on top of a boulder. Is protected under a glass and wooden mahogany display with LED lights illuminating the subject.

On June 20th, 1955, after Rota’s passing. George Thomas commissioned Rowland Ward to preserve Rota. The lion is now apart of the Otto Lightner collection at the Lightner Museum located in
St. Augustine, Florida.