Lion Opens Car Door At Safari Park; Family Loses It

03/04/2015 01:27 pm ET | Updated Mar 04, 2015
  • Ron Dicker General Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post

A family watching lions from the supposed safety of their car at a safari park in South Africa learned you should always lock your door.

In a 2014 video that's now gaining attention, a curious female lion opens a passenger door with her mouth, eliciting screams and quick action.

The occupants manage to re-shut the door and lock it. Then one person can be heard saying, "Oh my gosh I didn't know they could do that."

You and me both, sister.

But this kind of thing has happened before in South Africa. In 2009, a lion at a safari park in Johannesburg reportedly opened a door and chased after the car after it sped off. A warden had to throw stones at the animal to move it back.

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