Musician Starts Serenading The Big Cat Exhibit And Sends Lioness Into A Frenzy

by Amy Paige
Amy is the Director of Trending Content at LittleThings. After graduating from Florida State University with a creative writing degree, she moved straight to New York City to pursue a career in the arts. She loves discovering and sharing viral videos, watching movies with her Muppet-like poodle mix named Cali, and doing the robot whenever possible.

Kyle Dillingham is a world-renowned fiddle player and violinist who has performed in 40 countries. He started playing the violin at 9 years old.

Eight years later, he was already playing shows at the Grand Ole Opry.

According to Kyle’s Facebook bio: “He was a featured performer for the King of Malaysia, the Princess of Thailand, Singapore’s National Day Celebration, and he was televised throughout all of China. A frequent visitor to Washington D.C, he has performed for the Japanese, Thai, Romanian, and Saudi Arabian Ambassadors, to name a few.”

But as you’re about to see, there’s one audience member Kyle just cannot impress.

He recently paid a trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden with a plan to play music for the beautiful big cats who reside in the lion enclosure.

Kyle, clearly a confident and outgoing entertainer, feverishly played his violin while running back and forth across the exhibit, which quickly caught the attention of one lioness in particular.

Let’s just say the female lion expressed her opinions about Kyle’s performance with just an inch or two of glass between them. Meanwhile, the zoo-goers just giggled and took videos.

“It is true that music can [soothe] the savage beast,” Kyle said in his posting of the video, “but perhaps not until after a dance!”

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