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Little boy plays lion in front of real lion

The Daily Catch - published on 12/13/16

This is too cute. This little boy named Aryeh went to the zoo dressed as his favorite animal, and he was so excite when he finally got to see them. We aren’t sure if the lions think he’s a cub or a meal, but they seem entertained.

Aryeh, which means “lion” in Hebrew, explored the zoo and saw lots of cool animals, but it wasn’t until the end of his visit that he saw the lions and his face really lit up. Acting just as brave as the king of the jungle, Aryeh went right up to the glass to get closer to the big cats. As he reached out and put his tiny fingers against the window, a lion patted its own paw right on the other side of the glass. Then the lion got really excited, but little Aryeh never blinked. He kept his cool and smiled straight into the lion’s face. Aryeh even followed the lion across the room, crawling on the ledge as the fierce feline paced back and forth.

The looks that that lion gives the boy are a little scary and we’re not sure we would trust the glass to contain it, but it makes for a great video!

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