ATLANTA, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- A visitor to a Georgia zoo captured the moment a baby dressed in a lion costume bonded with a real lion through the glass of its enclosure.
Cami Fanning posted a video to YouTube showing her 11-month-old godson, Aryeh, whose name means "lion" in Hebrew, peering through the glass of the Zoo Atlanta lion enclosure Friday while dressed in his infant-sized lion costume.
"The lions were immediately interested in our little lion cub, and it wasn't long before they couldn't stand their curiosity any longer and came right up to the glass! Aryeh was completely unfazed and interacted with the lions for a few minutes!" Fanning wrote in the video's description.
The video shows the baby coming face-to-face with one of the adult lions, with only the few inches of glass between them. Aryeh paws at the glass with his tiny hand, and a few seconds later the lion does the same.
The lion seems as fascinated by Aryeh as the baby is by his namesake, even following when the brave youngster crawls away along the ledge outside the glass wall.