At the El Paso Zoo, a toddler and Zari the lioness share a moment through the glass. This brave little boy approaches the lion enclosure, and instantly catches Zari's attention. She swats at him through the glass, even rearing back on her hind legs momentarily. The YouTube video is entitled "El Paso Zoo lion loves children," and we think that the feeling is mutual. The little boy seems to enjoy himself as he watches Zari's movements, giggling along with the people around him.
According to the El Paso Zoo's website, Zari was born at the Oklahoma City Zoo in 2007 and received her name (which means "Golden") through a contest. We think she's a beautiful creature, and we hope that she had fun playing with her new pint-sized pal. Watch this interaction in the video below, and be sure to share your thoughts with us in the comments section. Would you dare to get that close to a lioness, even with the glass in place?