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04th Jun 2016

WATCH – This little boy had a very close encounter with a lion in a Tokyo Zoo


Ellen Tannam

Lions are majestic, and powerful creatures.

At home in the wild, the beautiful felines are free to roam and be free, but can become very frustrated when in captivity.

A video has emerged of the frustration of one such captive lion at Chiba Zoological Park of a little boy staring into the lion’s enclosure, and the lion suddenly pounces headfirst into the glass panelling of its enclosure.

CEO of Born Free USA, Adam M. Roberts told The Dodo:

“Lions are natural wild predators and the child in this video, especially when turning his back to the massive feline, becomes prey in the animal’s eyes. The firm glass wall held the lion inside his enclosure, surely frustrating his innate instincts. But luckily for the family, if the barrier had not held the consequences could have been catastrophic.”

You can watch the video below:

(video and Image via NTV News24 English)