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Jonothan Hen-Boisen
1 minute read
3 Apr 2018
10:03 am

WATCH: Male lion jumps into open safari vehicle

Jonothan Hen-Boisen

The video was filmed on a school trip in Bela Bela, South Africa. Video courtesy of Kruger National Park’s YouTube channel.

A screenshot from the video.

A memorable moment was captured on video during a school trip to Bela Bela, Limpopo, after a tame white male lion joined tourists inside their safari vehicle, Lowvelder reports.

The lion’s name is Zeus, and he is said to be the ‘friendliest’ of the male lions.

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The video owner explained that “the white lions in the video were raised by humans as cubs before they were turned over to the reserve”.

The driver warned the vehicle occupants that they “thought cars were toys for them” and that they may jump in. The occupants thought this was a joke, until the inevitable happened.

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