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Caught On Video: This 2-Year-Old Boy Almost Got Pounced By A Huge Lion

OMG! My heart skipped a beat while watching this!

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Caught on film, this scary moment shows us a zoo lion in Japan attempting to pounce a two-yer-old boy. Well fortunately, an enclosure glass wall was there to protect the child from certain harm.

As you can see on the video, the animal seemed to be sitting calmly when the toddler was looking at him. The moment the youngster turned his back, however, the big cat rose up and ran violently towards him. Without that glass, we do not doubt the poor boy would have been lion snack.

In Japan, this 2-year-old boy almost got pounced by the huge lion behind him.

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The boy can be seen jumping back, obviously scared of the impact of the attack – and the huge size of the lion. Besides, this is an animal that weighs 181kg so its really something you wouldn’t want to mess with.

Watch the shocking video here:

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Zoo keepers say the jump was never intended as an aggressive move – they say the lion probably wants to play with the boy.

However, Adam Roberts, a lion expert and chief executive of Born Free USA, disagrees with that.

In an interview, Roberts said:

“Lions are natural wild predators and the child in this video, especially when turning his back to the massive feline, becomes prey in the animal’s eyes.

“But luckily for the family, if the barrier had not held, the consequences could have been catastrophic.”

“Lions are natural wild predators.” and the boy is definitely “prey in the animal’s eyes,” said lion expert Adam Roberts.

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For all the parents out there, do keep an eye on your kids if you are planning to take them to the zoo – or wherever – for that matter.

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GPS Tracker Exposes Your Cat’s Crazy Adventures At Night While You’re Sleeping

Wow I want one of these trackers!

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Think your cat just stays indoors while you’re sleeping at night? Well think again, my feline-loving friends!

A recent research used GPS trackers proved that some of our pet cats may be wandering as far as “three kilometers from home” and we’re not even remotely aware about it.

Conducted by The Central Tablelands Local Land Services in Lithgow, New South Wales, Australia, the Domestic Cat Tracking Project revealed that, yes, our beloved pets have the tendency to explore the great outdoors at night.

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In New Zealand, This Penguin Just Received His Own 3D-Printed Foot

Awesome use of 3D printing technology!

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The technology of 3D printing is really here to stay and its really doing a lot of good.

Just last month, we’ve all heard about that 3D-printed office building in Dubai, the first of its kind in the world, which dramatically reduced construction time. Officials in the city are confident that “this is just the beginning” and that “the world will change.”

This time though, one of our feathered friends benefited from the use of such a technology.

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Girl Overcomes Fear of Dogs To Save Sick Stray

What a heartwarming story!

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Not all people are fond of dogs. Anita Valkova, 16 years old, is the first to admit that she has always been scared of these animals her entire life.

Quite unexpectedly though, she eventually found herself in a situation where she had to save a sick stray dog from cruel kids.

According to Anita, she saw the poor creature being pelted with rocks by the kids in their school. She decided to do overcome her fear and do the right thing by rescuing Alfeiya, the dog. She later wrote about the experience and shared it on Imgur in the hopes that her story would somehow end up inspiring others to do something similar.

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