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Updated January 5th, 2024 at 21:34 IST

Man faces backlash for playing with lion and leopard cub in viral video

Viral video of man playing with lion and leopard cubs sparks controversy. Concerns raised about the well-being of wild animals

Reported by: Garvit Parashar
Edited by: Garvit Parashar
Man Faces Backlash for Playing with Lion and Leopard Cub
Man Faces Backlash for Playing with Lion and Leopard Cub | Image:Instagram: yara_goryanskiy
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A viral video featuring a man interacting with lion and leopard cubs has stirred up a heated online debate. Posted by Instagram user yara_goryanskiy, the clip captures the man in a domestic setting, affectionately petting and cuddling the young wild cats as they share a couch with him.

The video commences with the man seated comfortably, a lion cub nestled beside him, enjoying gentle strokes. Shortly thereafter, a leopard cub joins the scene. Yara_goryanskiy, known for sharing similar interactions with various big cats on Instagram, used hashtags such as #lion and #leopard, garnering significant attention to the post.

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While the video has garnered millions of views, it has also prompted numerous questions. Viewers have highlighted that, despite the seemingly heartwarming nature of the interactions, such behavior may not be in the best interest of the animals. Many argue that these wild creatures belong in their natural habitats, not confined within the walls of a human home. People suggest that the man's actions, though appearing loving, could be motivated by selfishness and ultimately harmful to the well-being of the cubs.

One user said, “These humans that do these really don’t understand the point of life. Why are some people so disconnected from everything in this planet. We will continue to suffer because we have no respect from coexisting with other beings in this planet,” while the othwe said, stop using the animals to get likes. 
 

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Published January 5th, 2024 at 21:34 IST

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