Some animals are much more protective of their young than others. Lions definitely fall into the “protective parent” category within the animal kingdom — especially the huge felines in the video below.
Posted on December 9, 2016, it shows a little boy all dressed up as a lion cub as he visits the lion enclosure at the zoo. Little do he and his parents know, the lions think the toddler is one of their own!
As the young boy stares through the glass at the lions, the fierce cats are looking right back at him. Soon, he is face-to-face with the male lion, and boy does he make a big impression on him!
The toddler looks out at the lion, who throws up his paws and tries to touch him through the glass. Then, the enormous cat starts scratching at the glass, trying to reach the adorable “cub.”
Later on, the baby lion starts crawling on the ledge next to the glass, and the lion follows his every move, giving him so much attention and devotion.
So, what do you think of this sweet toddler in his cub costume and the lions trying to play with him like they’re his family?
Check out the incredible moment between this baby boy and his lion “brother” in the video below, and please SHARE if you’re glad his parents caught all of this on film!
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