Wild animals are not pets, and people should never ever ever ever forget that.
That said, there is a capacity for human/animal bonding -- an exceptional occasion where love and respect wins out -- that should not go unnoticed.
The flick below is of a woman and a lion who shared a very strong bond. The woman rescued the lion six years ago, when the King of Beasts was malnourished and in a bad way. They've been together every day since, even after the lion had recovered and she'd brought him to a local zoo.
Nevertheless...Wild animals are not pets, and people should never ever ever ever forget that.
Over the flip, another video -- another example -- of a happy, playful lion and the incidental damage that it caused a martial arts practitioner during a magazine photo shoot...