Filya, a young lion decided he wanted some cuddles and climbed into a bus with full of tourist in Taigan Park located in Crimea! Tourists were touring the park when Filya surprised them and offered tourists hugs and licks. The lion did not show any sign of aggressiveness and the tourist were pleasantly surprised with this most unique encounter.
Tourists proceeded to play with Filya, pet him and take videos and selfies of the rare event. It’s not every day someone can get up close and personal with a lion. Fifty year old Oleg Zubkov, who has been dubbed the ‘lion whisperer’ by locals, supervised the encounter.
Doesn’t this make you wish you could hug a lion too?