Nitesh Kumar Sahoo

Lions are majestic carnivores known for their distinctive features. They are apex predators, renowned for their strength, speed, and hunting prowess. Their sharp claws, powerful jaws, and cooperative hunting strategies make them formidable hunters. Lions can pose a threat to humans. Encounters between these big cats and humans can result in attacks, particularly if they feel threatened or if their natural prey is scarce.

However, here we bring a video that might change your perspective on the ferocious predators.

As seen in the video, a man can be seen holding a lion cub. The cub is resting on the lap of the man just like a human baby. Further, the cub can be seen playing with the man. It moves its paws on the man's face. Such gesture of the members of the cat family indicates comforting action. Cats perform such actions, especially during moments of affection or playfulness.

Meanwhile, the man also comforts it and allows the cub to move its paws on his face. Further, he kisses the cute little cub on its face.

The first sight of the man with the lion cub in his lap may frighten some people. But, it also proves that wild and ferocious animals like lions also love getting pampered.

As it seems, the man is an animal care staff or a zookeeper, who raised the cub after birth. Undoubtedly, the lion cub built a strong bond with the man, which is evident in the video.

While the origin of the video couldn't be verified, it is shared on X (formerly Twitter) by Nature Is Amazing. The video has amassed over a million views and garnered likes over 50K. Moreover, the comments section is flooded with notes of netizens, expressing their thoughts on the bond between the man and the lion cub.

One user commented, "I’ve seen this guy black jaguars and he’s AMAZING. He treats them like kitty’s and they treat him good back it’s heartwarming." (sic)

Another user wrote, "Real men show compassion and kindness to animals, proving that strength comes from empathy and love for all living creatures." (sic)

"That's not just a man but a Daddy there," wrote a third user. (sic)