Zoo Lion Toddler
Zoo Lion Toddler, A toddler dressed in a black and white hooded jacket had a close encounter with a lion, officials say. Thankfully there was a double-paned window between the two, otherwise the encounter could have ended fatally.
Baby Jack, 1, was at the Oregon Zoo with his parents, enjoying watching the lions play in their cage. One lioness took an interest in Jack and immediately came up to the window and began clawing and trying to “attack” Jack.
People watching the spectacle recorded the interaction and posted it online, causing it to go viral.
“It was Jack’s first trip to the zoo. We didn’t even realize he looked like a zebra until we got home, but a lot of the animals in the zoo— the crocodiles and the jaguars— apparently did. They would come up to the glass and look at him,” his mother, Heather Baltzor, told the Huffington Post.
Jack was unfazed by the attention and merely told the lion, named Kya, “Hi kitty, kitty.” The family plans to take Jack to the San Diego Zoo later this summer, and he may just wear that now-famous black and white jacket. After all, it gets him special treatment at zoos. (Christian Post)