It’s funny how the lion is considered to be the king of the jungle, yet as anyone who has watched a nature documentary can attest, all lions seem to do for most of the day is sleep and hang out in the sun. Truth be told, the kind of the jungle tagline has less to do with a lion’s ferocity and more to do with outward appearances and the “social structure of a pride.”
That notwithstanding, lions, like other big cats, are incredibly skilled predators. Sure, everyone knows that they have power and can be vicious when need be, but they can also be stealthy and smart when on the prowl. Case in point: a recent video out of a zoo in Japan shows why you should never turn your back on a big cat. To be clear, no one in the video was injured so there’s no reason to fret.