Look on Lion’s Face When He Sees “Cub” is Priceless

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What happens when a baby in a lion costume has a nose-to-nose meet-up with a real lion with just a pane of glass in-between the two? The baby’s godmother called the encounter at the Atlanta Zoo “unreal.”

When 11-month-old Aryeh (which means lion in Hebrew) visited zoo in Atlanta with his godparents, he was dressed in a lion suit, complete with fake mane. One of the male lions in the enclosure was fascinated by the little boy, and their encounter can be seen in a video posted on Newsflare, and later on other news outlets, including Goodhouskeeping online. (It’s definitely worth watching.)

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The video recorded take by Aryeh’s godparents shows the little boy crawling on a ledge and a male lion following him on the other side of the glass. At one point, the lion stands up and paws at the glass.

“The lions were immediately interested in our little lion cub, and it wasn’t long before they couldn’t stand their curiosity any longer and came right up to the glass,” Aryeh’s godfather wrote on News Flare, where he posted the video.

“Aryeh was completely unfazed and interacted with the lions for a few minutes!”

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