Monday, June 04, 2018

Zoo Director Throws Magic Slipper to Protect Lioness

A zoo keeper sent a dominant male lion scampering away in fear - using just his slipper.

In the highly amusing video, owner Oleg Zubkov breaks up a scrap between the pride of lions at his park in Ukraine.

In the footage, filmed at Tagan safari park in the Crimea, the big cats are seen picking on one of the group's smaller females. Oleg notices the dominant male approaching the scrap and decides to intervene. He climbs out of his open safari vehicle and strides towards the group, apparently unconcerned for his own safety.

The pride growl threateningly at the young female but the hostility ends almost instantly after Oleg makes a surprise intervention. Standing right in the middle of the crowd of deadly beasts, he takes his slipper off and waves it around in the air.

The females back off before he launches the shoe at the powerful-looking male. The leader of the pack, once so intimidating, scampers away in fear with its tail between its legs. Oleg picks up the slipper and once again launches it, this time at a female lion.

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