Why You Should Never Turn Your Back On Wild Cats

Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Jaguars, Tigers, Cougars, no matter which big cats we talk about, they all are wild beasts, and will always have their wild instincts. It doesn’t matter if they are in the open wilderness or in a wildlife park or in homes as tamed, domesticated pets. They are wild and you should never ever turn your back on these big felines.

Earlier this week, a video of an encounter between a 400 pound Lion and a 2-year toddler was posted on YouTube that swiftly went viral. This took place in a zoo at Chiba, Japan. The little fellow was staring at the Lion, who calmly advanced the kid, crouching on all four paws. But then, as soon as the kid broke the eye contact and turned his back on to the lion, the wild cat just pounced on the kid. But because it’s a zoo, fortunately, there was a glass panel that divided the two, thus stopping feline from attacking. Here is the video:

Some argued, if the lion was just playing with the child or truly attacked to which Adam Roberts, CEO of Born Free USA had this to say “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. The firm glass wall held the lion inside his enclosure, surely frustrating his innate instincts. But luckily for the family, if the barrier had not held the consequences could have been catastrophic.”

Soon after this video, another video surfaced on Instagram, which was posted by Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation. It’s really nail-biting footage that shows a black panther named Kal-El, stealthily stalking and then pouncing on the foundation’s owner Eduardo Serio. Here is the video:

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Yeah, it ended well as they certainly seem like connected and playful. A lot of affection between these two, but honestly, half way through the video I was expecting another glass wall that divided the two. When you see the big cat on his back, then you realize that things aren’t going to end well for this guy, and that’s nerve-wracking to watch.

Needless to say, the animal rights group and many others condemn this video and call it a very bad idea. They believe that playing with wild cats with absolutely no security measures could someday pose a serious risk to the owner or its staff or visitors. After all, they are big cats and will always have their wild instincts to guide them.

Big Cat Rescue, have recorded many such instances where captive tamed big cats, turned on to their devoted caretakers, seriously injuring or mauling and killing them. In a video posted by the organization, they demonstrate, exactly why you should never ever turn your backs on the big cats. Here is the video:

Honestly speaking, after watching all these videos and understanding about all these attacks, I am not even going to turn my back to the cute kittens even. ROFLOL.

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