This little boy is just having a ball with this big kitty but I am not sure the (luckily enclosed) lion was playing back.
A little boy plays with a lion at the El Paso Zoo in Texas.
Luckily there is a pane of glass between them.
Zari is a seven-year-old lioness who was either being very playful with the toddler or looking for her next meal. Either way the toddler was lucky to have that pane of glass between them so that he can still have a ball playing with his big pet kitty.
According to Rick LoBello, the Educational Director at the El Paso Zoo, Zari was indeed just playing. But even a playful lion can easily harm a tiny kid, if this was in the wild of course.