Hungry Lion Trying to 'Eat' Toddler Is Adorable! (VIDEO)

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lion and babyEverybody's talking about the crazy video of a lion trying to eat a 1-year-old visitor to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (through glass! Relax, the toddler was in no danger whatsoever). But take another look at the footage, and you'll see that the mama lion isn't trying to devour the kid at all: Her claws are retracted, and she's attempting to pick the little boy up by the scruff of his neck as if he were one of her own cubs gone astray. Awww!!! How sweet is that? She even seems slightly panicked that she can't reach her lost little one. Granted, things probably wouldn't have worked out so well had the glass not been there ... probably human necks aren't quite as gigantic tooth-resistant as lion cub necks ... but still. The maternal instinct is an amazing thing!

Further proof that the lioness means no harm: The toddler, named Trent, isn't the least bit afraid of the 400-pound beast on the other side of the glass; even he can tell that the big kitty cat just wants to play. See for yourself:

Do you think this lioness just wanted to rescue her "lost cub"?

 

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Spike... SpikedMango

Lol, that't too cute.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

Beautiful animal.  Trent's gonna be a lion tamer one day!

jagam... jagamama0710

LOL That's cute. :) 


On a related note, I have never seen as much animal action like that at a zoo as I have at Cheyenne Mountain. We've been there twice now in the past few months and both times we've seen animals "interacting" with visitors like that. The first time it was a bear. The second time it was a wolf. The wolf was a bit scary though. It was clearly angry, snarling and growling, slammed against the glass a few times where some kids were standing. 

TKsMo... TKsMommie

adorable!  She was obviously convinced that he needed her to take care of him!!  

nonmember avatar prima

TOO DANG CUTE!!!!

final... finallymommy

omg thats adorable. Yeah shes was clearly going to rein him back in lol

thudt... thudthud88

@jagamama youre so right! I'm from Colorado SPrings and when I was little a gorilla came at me and tried to attack me through the glass banging his chest at me. Then when I was like 10 a tiger came down and peed on me through the fence lol. Something about that zoo!

Marjc... Marjchaos

My moms response - they need to breed that cat, she wants a baby.

Jenniy Jenniy

awwwwwwwwww

Rose Savoie

@thudthud88, the exact same thing happened to me!  At the same place too!  Maybe they have/had a mean gorilla at the time.

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