News A male Asiatic lion guarding his cub at London Zoo

To most of us, lions are African, but many of the great beasts of legend were Indian. Now a zoo plans to breed more of them

Head coach Warren Gatland leaves the ANZ Stadium pitch after the LIons victory over Australia

British and Irish Lions 2013: Warren Gatland says victory over New Zealand is possible

They have not beaten the All Blacks for 42 years

Robbie Deans speaks to his players after defeat

Robbie Deans 'sacked as Australia head coach' following defeat to the Lions

There has been much speculation about his future

Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones flies the Welsh flag in Sydney

Lewis Moody on the British and Irish Lions 2013: Whatever Alun Wyn Jones said in the dressing room could not have worked out better

Moody Views: I would like to see a Europe tour for the Lions to take on France and Italy

Sam Warburton with the Tom Richards Cup in Sydney

British and Irish Lions 2013: Warren Gatland refuses to rule out leading Lions against New Zealand

Coach upset by reaction to dropping O’Driscoll but tempted to carry on for tour of New Zealand

Step aside: Leigh Halfpenny beats Will Genia and Joe Tomane to set up a try

The Lions: Record-breaker Leigh Halfpenny is happy to miss 007 but not kick No 8

Leigh Halfpenny missed a kick and a champagne celebration with James Bond, but nothing could detract from the extraordinary achievements of the record-breaking player of the series.

Final flourish: Jamie Roberts dives in to score the fourth Lions try to complete a record-breaking triumph

The Lions: Value to the sport from this tour is incalculable

Choice of Gatland as coach, strange itinerary and bold selections and tactics are vindicated by this rousing, recording-breaking finale

On the spot: Safari visitors feel cheated if they don’t see a leopard, one of the Big Five, on an African safari

Something To Declare: Africa’s wildlife A-listers go far beyond the ‘Big Five’

Our obsession with “Big” doubtless has some Freudian explanation. And scholars will probably explain how “Five” is hard-wired into our cultural psyche, from the wounds of Christ to the pillars of Islam. But why must this expression become the raison d’être of the African safari? Big Five experience, Big Five lodge, Big Five tea towel: it’s everywhere.

British and Irish Lions 2013: Victorious coach Warren Gatland unable to enjoy win after 'vitriolic' criticism

New Zealander admits that it's hard to enjoy win following reaction to his selection for deciding Test

Alex Corbisiero scores against the Wallabies during their third Test match at ANZ Stadium in Sydney

Australia 16 Lions 41: Record-breaking Lions seal series with stunning victory in Sydney

Leigh Halfpenny inspires side to 41-16 victory as the tourist secure their first series victory for 16 years

Phil Davies believes Roberts is tailor-made for today’s Test

British and Irish Lions 2013: Australia will double up to stop Jamie Roberts

Roberts will find himself tackled by two players whenever he gets ball in comeback

Romain Poite’s rulings at the set piece could prove crucial

Brain Smith: At squeaky bum time new Lions skipper Alun Wyn Jones will be wavering

Expect Wyn Jones to look for advice because he won’t be confident enough

Paperback review: Strands, By Jean Sprackland

The poetry of marine flotsam makes a perfect beach read

Rob Howley, backs coach, Graham Rowntree, forwards coach, Andy Farrell, defence coach and head coach Warren Gatland look on during the British and Irish Lions captain's run in Australia (Getty Images)

British and Irish Lions 2013: Tommy Bowe fired up for final Test against Australia

The series decider takes place tomorrow

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