Lion tries to eat baby dressed as zebra at Oregon Zoo
Oregon Zoo


Dressing your baby in a zebra-print outfit for a visit to the lion enclosure could be seen as something of a tease for the poor animal. Scroll down for the video

And four-year-old Kya the lioness certainly took the bait when a little boy called Jack arrived on her territory at Oregon Zoo doing just that.

While Kya pawed at the glass and got herself into a frenzy - even at one point opening her jaws and trying to chomp on Jack's head - the little boy took it all in his stride and appeared completely unfazed.

His parents also saw the funny side, and can be heard telling their son to say "Hi kitty, kitty" in the background.

See the footage below:

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