Poor Lion Face Plants Into Glass While Lunging at Toddler

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CHIBA, Japan — This zoo in Japan obviously keeps its windows very clean. So much so that a 400-lb. lion forgot it was there when it went to pounce on a toddler on the other side of the glass.

Whoops, there’s glass there. Poor big cat got made quite a thud when it face-planted into the dividing window.

And it was caught on video, which is good because the two-year-old turned his back right when the lion lunged and he missed the whole thing.

The glass wall is only about a month old, allowing lions to see their human visitors more closely than ever before.

Zookeepers say the lion acts similarly each time he sees a small child, and simply wants to play with them.

Do you think the lion was just playing?

Either way, it’s a good thing that glass wall is thick!