Born to a bewildered and frustrated mother on a somber September day, the lioness Little Tyke set the world thinking anew. She was to fire the deepest thoughts within us and to remind us of ancient prophecy. She was to bring out our heartfelt tenderness in a most unexpected manner.A tragedy and a miracle were to occur minutes apart. The tragedy took only seconds. The miracle would last nine years, and to many it lasts to this very day.