Watch this chill lion climb aboard a safari vehicle full of tourists

It’s my general understanding that wild lions are pretty dangerous, but after watching a very relaxed lion jump into a safari vehicle full of people, I am very confused.

During a safari at Taigan Safari Park in Vilnohirsk, Crimea, a lion named Filya boarded a vehicle full of tourists, according to the Associated Press. Once aboard the lion nuzzled the tourists and plied them with big lion licks. 

Owner of the park Oleg Zubkov was driving the vehicle when Filya came aboard, according to BuzzFeed News. He quickly exited the car as Filya entered it to keep an eye on her interaction with the tourists. 

All of the visitors seemed surprisingly unfazed and genuinely pleased by a lion climbing all over them. A couple of people even managed to snap a selfie with Filya. 

I’m just so curious to know why no one was consumed by fear, or an overwhelming sense of their own mortality? Am I missing something? This is a literal lion we’re talking about.

CBS News has the footage:

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Filya eventually hopped out of the car and the tourists concluded their safari unscathed.

According to BuzzFeed News, the park is known for allowing its big cats to roam freely without any partitions to separate them from visitors, and interactions with the park’s wildlife is actually encouraged. You can even find some footage of these wildlife interactions on the park’s YouTube channel.

And, if you think all of this sounds dangerous and ill-advised, you’re correct. As recently as eight weeks ago, another lion at the park apparently bit a visitor. (The tourist’s fine, though.)

As adorable as it is to see Filya cuddling with tourists, we probably shouldn’t forget that lions are not harmless little kittens. Just a thought.

[H/T: BuzzFeed News]

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Cameraman falls in lake on live TV, still gets the perfect shot

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Sometimes you get so into your work that you accidentally fall into a lake. It happens! 

But if you’re a cameraman named Chris, you might just be skilled enough to recover and capture the whole incident for live television. That’s what happened during this Las Vegas broadcast.

Chris was capturing footage of his colleague reporting from a kayak, he appeared to accidentally fall into the lake.

“Are you alright, Chris?” the reporter yelled. “Yeah, I’m good,” he said.

Though the reporter claims “no electronics or cameras were injured in this live shot,” there was certainly a scary splash.

But in an impressive plot twist Chris wound up capturing the perfect final shot.

Watch this ‘Rick & Morty’ voice actor sink a million tequila shots, because method acting

When Konstantin Stanislavski came up with “the method,” a system used to train actors to experiencing the emotions of their character — we’re not sure if that also included downing multiple tequila shots.

That’s what Rick & Morty’s Justin Roiland did when he had to voice the “high-functioning alcoholic” version of Rick, on the encouragement of the show’s creator Dan Harmon.

“I understand things got a little…creative,” Harmon said in a video, posted to Adult Swim’s Facebook page. Yeah, that’s one way to put it.

Drink responsibly, kids.