FILE PHOTO: A tour group in Crimea got an up close and personal view of a lion as the animal commandeered the tour vehicle (delboysafa/Morguefile license: https://morguefile.com/license)
Photo: delboysafa/Morguefile
Photo: delboysafa/Morguefile

Tour gets up close and personal encounter with friendly lion

This encounter could have gone in a different way, but a group of tourists visiting a safari park in Vilnohirsk, Crimea, got an experience they will never forget and it was all caught on video.

The video shows a lion named Filya climbing into a tour vehicle to nuzzle and even lick the people in the car, The Sun reported

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Taigan Safari Park is known for its face-to-face meetings with the lions, Fox News reported.

But the priceless moment happened just weeks after an encounter ended quite differently. 

Vitya, a lion at the same park, bit a visitor on her arm and dragged her around the enclosure eight weeks ago, The Sun reported.

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