If you own a cat, you know that they crouch down and pounce while playing.
A 2-year-old boy had a very close encounter when the lion lunged after the boy turned his back.
The good news is that a glass wall was separating the two when the lion pounced.
The glass wall is only about a month old, allowing lions to see their human visitors more than ever before.
Zookeepers say the lion acts similarly each time he sees a small child and simply wants to play with them.
Do you think the lion was just playing?
Either way, it's a good thing that glass wall is thick!