Lions and Babies

May 15 2012 Published by under Uncategorized

I'm sure you've seen this posted all over the internet, but I couldn't stop watching this video of a lion unsuccessfully trying to apparently eat a baby at the zoo. What is the lion doing? Is she trying to eat the baby? Play with it, kind of what cats do to mice? Is the lion attracted to the contrasty pattern in the baby's sweatshirt? I'd be happy to hear from some animal behaviorists out there.

My first reaction to this video was "Cool!", but my Supercoolwife was horrified. How about you, if this were your baby would you let this go on or pick him up immediately?

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fbahS7VSFs&feature=player_embedded]

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