A two-year-old boy got a very close encounter when the lion lunged after the boy turned his back.
The good news is that a glass wall was separating the two when the lion pounced, smashing his face into the wall. The glass wall is only about a month old, allowing lions to see their human visitors more closely than ever before.
Zookeepers say the lion acts similarly each time he sees a small child, and simply wants to play with them. Do you think the lion was just playing?
Either way, it’s a good thing that glass wall is thick!