Video of lion opening car door goes viral

A young male lion keeps watch in South Africa.

A young male lion in South Africa. Image by alcuin lai / CC BY-SA 2.0

'I didn’t know they could do that!' exclaims a woman after a lion opened her car door while on a drive through a wildlife park in South Africa. The family were observing a sedentary pride when one of the large cats slowly approached the car. Tensions rose as the lion stared in the window, but they soon hit the roof as the cat quickly used its jaws to open the door. The video has lain almost dormant on the web for almost a year, but went viral this week. Read more:

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