Moment tourist almost gets savaged by angry lion after POKING him from window of safari Jeep while trying to take a photo

Moment tourist almost gets savaged by angry lion after POKING him from window of safari Jeep while trying to take a photo

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Shocking footage shows a tourist leaning out of a car window to stroke a sitting next to their car in a national park.

The lion is facing away from the car when the tourist leans over her fellow passenger to touch the lion in the National Park in Tanzania.

Maasai Sightings said that touching the lion was a very dumb thing to do and the tourists could have easily got themselves killed and banned from the national park.

In the footage shared by Maasai Sightings yesterday the lion turns around and both passengers squirm as they lean their bodies towards the back of the car and the man tries to close the window.

The lion continues looking at them and leans towards the window and roars as the tourist tries to close it.

The tourist manages to close the window most of the way and the lion hisses as the car drives away.

The Serengeti National Park advises drivers don’t approach animals too closely and that a good rule is to stay at least 25 metres away.

They say that approaching too closely to animals such as lions may result in them altering their natural behaviour.

Another rule says tourists are not allowed to disturb the natural wildlife in any way and that loud noises, throwing objects, loud music and imitating animal noises are strictly forbidden.

The tourists’ car is pulled up right next to the lion and their window is open as the lion looks away from them
The tourists’ car is pulled up right next to the lion and their window is open as the lion looks away from them
One tourist reaches her arm out of the open window and touches the lion on its back
The lion turns around and glares at the tourist through the open window of their vehicle

This article was first published by The Daily Mail on 4 June 2020.


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Suzanna Andrea

Wat is wrong with people

Suzanna Andrea

The imbecile in this particular video was smiling

Suzanna Andrea

Well nOw i wouldve never wanted to go on that safari in the first place: one of the writers of Game Of Thrones a woman begged th driver to stop to take picture of lion but he said no n you cant roll down th window but she did and all hell broke loose th lion outside this tour bus attacked her through th window and destroyed And the driver had a heart attack …. This is true please google.

Noel Rodrigo

He should have eaten them

Hilary Morrison

Lucky the lion didn’t take his hand off, stupid ignorant tourist.

Connie Wilson

Bet they were checking their shorts….

Tami Miller

Exactly what that idiot deserved.

Debbie Brent

Stupid idiot !!! Karma !!!

Alison Moanique

stupid humans!

Renee Nursten

Leave the poor animals alone you brainless idiot.

Doris Voigtlander-Panagiotou

Yes, it would have been the lion who would have suffered had the tourist been injured. Ignorance breeds carelessness.

Joyce Dixon Dannheim

Stupidity by the tourist

Dragan Romic

Dumb people!

Meredyth Stewart

How absolutely stupid can some “humans” be! Good for the Lion

Arindam Das

Irresponsible, idiotic tourists….fit to be in zoos….

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

More human stupid does

Robert Piller
Robert Piller

Hardly looks like a ‘savaging.’ The camera never captured the best bit anyway.

Bridgette Kronlage

Unacceptable! The tour guides are responsible for the patrons! And, the tourist(s) who taunted the lions should have loss their hand!!!!

Suhagi Desai Shah

Idiots..

Andy Hood

Darwin award goes to ……..

Jorge Rivera

A-hole.

Christine Beaudry

Too bad the lion did not take his arm off…..Stupid jerk