The family of this adorable one-year-old were probably thanking their lucky stars for the safety glass that stopped him from becoming a lion’s dinner.
Fearless baby Jack doesn’t look at all fazed by the animal’s attempt to take a swipe at him as he calmly sits outside the lion enclosure in Portland, Oregon.
While African lioness Kya is seen trying to take a bite out of the baby’s head, the boy’s mother is heard giggling, encouraging Jack to say: "Hi kitty, kitty.”
Oregon Zoo director Kim Smith told KPTV that lions often interact with young visitors to the zoo through the glass.
Ms Smith said: “She's using a typical prey behavior.”
It could be that the beast mistook the black-and-white hooded baby for a zebra foal.