The incident took place in Taigan Park in Crimea. The young lion Phila wanted to demonstrate his own upbringing and politeness.
Several tourists wanted to drive around the park in an open car just near the enclosure. And this riskiness will be remembered by them for a long time. A huge predator suddenly climbed up to them and began to caress. Now it’s funny for us to read about it, but let’s not forget that it was a predatory beast, moreover, of impressive size.
Lev Phil had a rather unusual character. He had a natural need for love and affection, and he asked for «hands» at the first opportunity, no matter how funny it may sound in the case of his kind.
Park employees claim that Filya is absolutely harmless, but if he wants hugs from you, then it is pointless to resist, you cannot physically. A video with a too affectionate lion has spread throughout the network.
Surprisingly, tourists quickly ceased to be afraid of the impudent predator, they were afraid at first, but realized that there was nothing to be afraid of a good predator. There are also those who specifically want to go there in order to be able to communicate with Filya.
And how would you react if a huge animal with a grin and claws climbed towards you, demanding hugs?