Dramatic footage of a zookeeper being saved from a potential leopard attack by a tiger is capturing a lot of attention online this week.
The incident took place at the Black Jaguar White Tiger foundation in Mexico City, Mexico.
Zookeeper Eduardo Serio is captured on the video being playful with an albino lion, not realizing that Dharma the leopard is preparing to charge him.
Fortunately for Serio, Aztlan the tiger literally had his back. As Dharma begins to charge the keeper, Aztlan intercepts. first diverting and then knocking the leopard off his feet.
Serio becomes aware and knocks the aggressive leopard’s paw down, as it still seems intent on grabbing the man.
Serio then offers a “Gracias” to Aztlan for potentially saving his life.
Last Friday, an Idaho family had to react quickly to save their 4-year-old daughter from the clutches of a mountain lion.
The incident happened near Green Canyon Hot Springs in Eastern Idaho where a group was having a family reunion. Kera Butt put her daughter Kelsi down for a quick nap after dinner in a tent with her cousins.
Kelsi wandered out of the tent and was pounced by a mountain lion as soon as she left the immediate vicinity of the campsite.
Kera and some of the other adults immediately sprang into action and went after the lion.
The lion released the child and fled.
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“She was literally in the mouth of the mountain lion when the quick thinking and heroic reactions of her mother and other adults saved her life,” said Gregg Losinski, conservation educator with the state Department of Fish and Game.
The family contacted authorities after the incident and wildlife experts were able to track down and kill it.