1. Buni had two concepts before they became what they are now.
The calico lion here was made..... if I had to guess I'd say 2014? maybe??? idk really it's been a while
v2 here is much closer to the modern Buni but still wasn't what I was looking for (design is now owned by Azerae
Both are also representative, in a way, of my own acceptance for who I am; v1 was a calico lioness, v2 is a slightly more masculine lioness, and Buni now is now incredibly androgynous and i love them
2. Not unlike irl lions, Buni sleeps like 80% of the day away. Is never not tired. Send help
3. They tolerate cold much better than heat, always has. Probably has something to do with being born in the snow, but also that's a lot of hair to keep them insulated.
4. That said, Buni can't swim. They're not afraid of the water and will happily sit in the shallows but just kinda sinks in the deeper waters. Everyone in the world has tried to teach them but it just Isn't Happening
5. Buni's the baby of the family. Their elder siblings -- a brother and a sister -- are both miles away from their birthplace so it's been a long while since they've seen them. Their brother especially....
6. Is too soft-hearted for their own good jfc. They hate seeing little things in distress so usually they end up helping out (which is how Buni has like ten cubs altogether fml). Once carried a baby croc in their mouth like the mama crocs do just because, true story
7. Is very close to their mother. They've been through a lot together so Buni half-jokingly, mostly-seriously agreed with their ma that they're never leaving her. I'd say don't mess with ma because Buni will fight but ma takes no shit so either way you'd die so just don't do it
8. Buni Is Kweeng Of The AUs. I love AUs too much not to make 3094827 for Buni. A few are just shipping AUs but two off the top of my head are more thought about (note i didn't say thought out because thinking is work) ; one is just a joke that I've grown to love on accident where Buni is the first ruler of the Pridelands because Why Not ; and the other is the EVIL AU ft scars
(scars by the lovely Ellen-the-Liepard
(y'all don't have to do this if u don't wanna)