My son is learning his animal sounds right now and the first one he tackles really well was the ROAR of a lion. His first favorite book was Dear Zoo which has a lion in it and he also loves watching the Lion King. All those things are what lead me to make him an amigurumi lion. I love these Little Bigfoot guys from Amigurumi to go. They are adorable! I want to tackle the turtle as my next project because of his cute little face.