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Lion gets barrel stuck on head at Netherlands zoo

The Dierenrijk zoo visitor said a veterinarian was eventually brought in to sedate the big cat and remove the barrel.

By Ben Hooper

NUENEN, Netherlands, April 9 (UPI) -- A lion at a Netherlands zoo had his embarrassing moment shared with the world when a visitor took video of him with a feeding barrel stuck on his head.

The Dierenrijk zoo placed meat for the lions in barrels with two small openings to make feeding time more stimulating for the predators, but the video taken by a zoo visitor shows one of the big cats shoved his head too far into one of the barrels and couldn't free himself.

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The lion thrashes around and runs a short distance in an attempt to free his head from the barrel, but he is not successful.

The zoo visitor said a veterinarian was eventually brought in to sedate the lion and the barrel was removed without any injury to the big cat.

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