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Black Lion Facebook Hoax

Outline
Message circulating rapidly on Facebook asks users to "like" a photograph purportedly depicting an entirely black lion.



Analysis
Comments and submissions indicate that many users believe that the image really shows a black lion. However, the lion depicted in the image is not actually black. In fact, the image is the result of the digital manipulation of a photograph depicting a white lion. The image is the work of digital artist Pavol Dvorský (PAulie-SVK) and can be viewed in its original context on the DeviantArt website.

The source image used in the digital manipulation can be seen on the Cute Home Pets website.

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Last updated: 5th June 2012
First published: 5th June 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer


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Black Lion

Black Lion... :-) How many likes for him?





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DeviantART - Black Lion
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Cute Home Pets - White Lion

Last updated: 5th June 2012
First published: 5th June 2012
Article written by Brett M. Christensen
About Brett Christensen and Hoax-Slayer