Often people see people like us touching lions and they assume they are just big, cuddly cats. They are not. They are predators, but they can build a relationship with humans. In fact, the founder of Big Cat Habitat, Kay Rosaire, was saved by a lion during a tiger attack.
That being said, you can’t just come out and touch them and assume all will go well. What happens at the end of this video is a perfect example of why all humans need to have a healthy respect for lions and keep in mind that they are predators.