CANADA 11/29/2012 08:45 am ET 15 Wild Animals Who Think They Are Part Of The Family (PHOTOS) 1.5k 460 While not everyone has a pet lion in their house like actress Melanie Griffith did growing up, some families have adopted or taken in wild animals as part of the family. The practice is not recommended and is actually illegal in many U.S. states. But that doesn't stop these animals from thinking they are just another member of the family. Wild Animals Who Are Part Of The Family Wild Animals Who Are Part Of The Family Wild Animals Who Are Part Of The Family 1 of 15 Future actress Melanie Griffith lies in bed beside her pet lion Neil, who lies under a blanket, in Sherman Oaks, California, May 1971. (Photo by Michael Rougier/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images) Share this slide: ALSO ON HUFFPOST: MORE: Wild Animal Pictures Wild Animal Photos Wild Animals Wild Animals Family Wild Animals Part Of Family Subscribe to the Canada Daily Brief email.