In 1972, the Los Angeles Times published a story on Frasier, a physically debilitated lion at Lion Country Safari, who had sired more than 30 cubs with six different mates in 18 months, despite being 75 years old in human terms. The Times published a photograph of Frasier with the story. The photo was no Mapplethorpe; it simply showed Frasier lying on his back, napping under the "watchful eye of one of his wives."
But, between editions, the watchful eye of a Times editor noticed that Frasier's genitals were clearly visible in the photo. He ordered them eliminated for the next edition, seemingly on the theory that the mere sight of Frasier's cub-making equipment might have caused lasting psychological damage to any child who happened to see the picture.