Most people have a perception about lions and tigers that they are ferocious animals who are always on the hunt. However, a video, recently shared by Indian Forest Official Susanta Nanda will perhaps smash that notion. In the adorable clip shared by Nanda, one can see a lion lovingly pat a duck in a pond. From the looks, it also seems that the big cat is trying to assist the bird who has reached the dead-end of the water body. In a part of the caption, the Indian Forest Service official has mentioned that a lion is a wild animal but is not savage in nature. He has further written that the big cat only kills to survive and attacks when provoked. The short love and care-filled video has already been viewed over 10 thousand times.
How many of you had thought that such large carnivores has a soft heart?They are wild. But not savages. Respect & adore them. They kill to survive & only when provoked. pic.twitter.com/RwoJ1z1Hjc
— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) March 25, 2021
Since being shared online, the video has receivedmixed reactions from netizens. Some people have echoed the sentiments of the officer while a bunch of them opined that after petting the tiny animal, the lion would have eaten it.
A person who seemed to be confused about what to interpret from the video said, “Looks darn cute but not sure what happens next ! Love the cat paws whether it’s big or small."
Looks darn cute but not sure what happens next ! Love the cat paws whether it’s big or small😍— 🇮🇳Sridevi Jagadeesh🇮🇳 (@SriviKrish) March 25, 2021
Many people also drew comparisons between humans and the big cat. Most of them said how wild animals are so much better than humans. Here is a look at some of the reactions:
So Nice. I have always been told that these big cats do not kill unnecessarily. It is perhaps only humans who have descended into such things.— Vishwas (@VishwasAcharyaN) March 25, 2021
My respect to Homo sapiens is decreasing day by day..😢— Deepak🇮🇳 (@deeps4i) March 25, 2021
In short.. They kill for survive (food) not for other cause!— Pratap K Mohanty (@PM_Bharat_) March 25, 2021
Meanwhile, another heartwarming video showcasing love between animals has been going viral. In the clip, one can see a white parrot say ‘I love you’ after being introduced to a cute little black puppy. The video also shows how lovingly the bird is petting its new furry friend with its leg. The Instagram post, which has filled most people’s heart with love, has been shared by an animal lover, Wendy Marie. This short make-your-day kind of a clip has already crossed the 12.5 million mark on TikTok.