Malik the lion reacted fiercely to a girl staring at him through strengthened glass in his enclosure at Wellington Zoo. The moody lion swipped his front paws against the 33mm glass, but Sofia aged 3 was unmoved. Malik has charged the glass before, normally when feeding.
However, perhaps Malik had a deeper message. In the Earth Emperor’s Eye, the Duke of Wellington chairs a meeting of the Blakesware Set, responsible for the Haymakers Survey. Whilst a lion’s head statue is central to Uncle John Plummer’s plans.