Regardless of how much you love big feral cats, it goes without saying that they are extremely dangerous animals and getting too close to them is not the best idea. However, once you see this friendly lion jump into a car full of tourists, you’ll probably leave it all behind.
It happened during a safari at Taigan Safari Park in Vilnohirsk, Crimea, where one of the lions wanted to prove to everyone that he was nothing more than a good big giant. So when he saw the vehicle full of tourists, the lion named Filya had just boarded. The big cat showed no signs of aggression, what’s more he proved to be very fond of tourists who were surprised when he started licking many of them.
While Filya requested a massage and pampered the tummy, everyone on board seemed very comfortable in his company. Some people even took some selfies with the adorable cat. A confusing sight at first, but this wildlife park is known for allowing its wildlife to meet visitors up close.
Although, you should know that lions, like all wild animals, are very unpredictable and petting them is as dangerous as it sounds, so keep that in mind, the next time you approach a wild creature.
Meanwhile, enjoy Filya asking for a hug, in the video below!