Raw: Lion & 'zebra boy' at Oregon Zoo

Raw: Lion & 'zebra boy' at Oregon Zoo

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by Teresa Blackman, kgw.com Staff

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Posted on May 2, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Updated Wednesday, May 2 at 2:46 PM

PORTLAND -- A video of a little boy's visit to the lion exhibit at the Oregon Zoo has been getting quite a bit of attention, becoming a viral sensation online.

The boy, named Jack, is dressed in a striped outfit that looked a little like a zebra and the lioness is quite intrigued. In fact, she appears to be trying to take a swipe at him.

But of course, the thick glass between the lion and the little boy protects him from any harm.

Jack and his family were visiting the zoo from Bend. His mother, Heather can be heard giggling as her son appears unfazed.

Heather even encouraged her little zebra to say, 'hi kitty kitty.' to Kya the lion.

Zookeepers said it's not uncommon for the lions to interact with little kids peering through the glass at their exhibit.

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