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It's a good thing there was a wall of glass between this hungry lioness at the Audubon Zoo, New Orleans, and the 3-year-old boy who was looking too tasty for the lioness to ignore!

As the boy sat in front of the lion enclosure, the lioness named Zuri slowly crept forward to him... then pounced! On the zoo's website, Zuri is described as "playful, outgoing and inquisitive, and her hobbies are chasing butterflies and people watching." However, Zuri was a tad bit more interested in people -- without the watching.

The 3-year-old seemed rather unfazed by the sudden pounce, instead of fleeing in fear, the family simply turned it into a Kodak moment. 

One thing is for sure, Zuri was most definitely eager to grab a hold on that little boy.

The zoo officials have now warned visitors against trying to recreate this and other similar viral moments. As well as, urging guest not to provoke the animals in anyway by tapping on the glass, taunting them or throwing anything into the enclosures. 

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14 Majestic Lions That Also Happen To Be Giant Goofballs Of Fluff

Ladies and gents, we present to you the mighty king and queen of the jungle -- in all their wonderfully goofy glory! There's something so powerful when it comes to lions, and to see them being...well, more housecat-like, gives off such a warm fuzzy feeling. Who wouldn't love to hang out with one of these giant murder fluffs?

I Can Has Moar Lions?

First of all, here's some lion memes and some lion fun facts to layer down "a base" of basic internet lion knowledge. Once that is done, learn some more and lion up about lions on Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia's Lion page.  The Smithsonian lion page has some really great pictures of the magnificent beasts and South Africa's Kruger National Park and African Wildlife Foundation contain very detailed information about the diets, habits, habitat and other fun facts about lions. So does the San Diego Zoo, and Youtube has an amazing video of a 23-year old man that is best friends with a lion and other big cats. National Geographic has a very informative video explaining everything about lions and the Animal Fact Guide offers a simplified rundown of everything lion that is easy to teach to kids or to those just starting to learn about the big cats that happen to be king of the jungle.

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Lioness Steals Photographer’s Camera And Gives It To Her Cubs As a Toy

A couple of months ago, photographer Barbara Jensen Vorster was at the Mashatu Game Reserve in Botswana when her DSLR was stolen by a… cat burglar. 

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15 Insane Lion Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Here are some impressive fun facts to memorize and use as a way of breaking that awkward silence at the dinner table. And what better animal to talk about than the king of them all? Yes, we are talking about lions. Who doesn't like lions? They are majestic, powerful, cute and they have nice manes. And we all secretly want a pet lion to protect us, or a friend like Aslan

Here's some majestic AF lions that don't include any fun facts, just cool pics of the mighty big cats, and here's some lion memes that also contain no fun facts like the ones on this list.

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You're suppose to chase your own tail widdle lion cub! Now cut that out before your mama gets mad.

-Sally Squeeps

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Australia is experiencing a truly epic heat wave, with temperatures in Sydney expected to reach over 109 degrees Fahrenheit, or roughly 43 degrees Celsius. To help their animals cool off, employees have been doing everything they can to keep the critters comfortable. Cool water and frozen treats seem to be doing the trick, just ask Kuchani the lioness. She seems to be enjoying her frozen milk.

What's YOUR favorite way to cool off in the summer?

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It's so embarrassing when your mom decides to clean your face in front of everybody! At least she means well...

-Sally Squeeps

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It's a wild world out there for wild cats, and sometimes widdle cubs need some reassurance.

-Sally Squeeps

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In this poignant and strangely humorous video, National Geographic photographer Mattias Klum recounts a special experience he shared with an endangered Asiatic lioness.

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Yes ma'am, I understand all of your vacation photos are on this camera, but I'm afraid we really have no choice but to confiscate it as evidence for the current case we're working on. What's the case, you ask? Well, I can't go into too much detail, but suffice to say it involves your son feeding goldfish crackers to my cubs and getting them all sick on processed cheddar...