Since when has going to the zoo turned into a life-threatening adventure?

Check out this lion at a zoo in Japan that makes an aggressive play to attack a boy. The animal is stopped cold in its track by the glass separating it from the visitors. The oblivious boy has his back turned to the creature and turns around in surprise to find the irate lion on its hind legs.

But wait! The lion may not actually be irate at all. A report says the lion often does this with children as nothing more than a way to play. Oh, those lions and their crazy senses of humor, right?

This video is making the rounds about a week after a national controversy erupted when the Cincinnati Zoo killed a gorilla after a boy fell into the gorilla enclosure, proving the zoo may not be as chock full of innocent fun as it it used to be.

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