Panther playfully pounces on his human friend looking for a kiss

Animal lovers all over the world will melt at the sight of this zookeeper playing with a panther at a sanctuary in Mexico.

Panther playfully pounces on his human friend looking for a kiss

Eduardo Serio is the owner of the Black Jaguar-White Tiger foundation which cares for unwanted big cats.

In this video, Eduardo is leaning back against a wall in an enclosure as a black panther named Kal-El creeps up on him from behind.

For a moment it looks at though the panther is stalking his prey, but what really unfolds is a game between Eduardo and Kal El who affectionately paws Eduardo who responds by kissing the big cat on his nose repeatedly.

It is an amazing video that shows the deep bond between this cat lover and this wild animal that has grown to love what was once considered a threat.

Instagram user @Bofokaram uploaded the video to the social media network two days ago and it has already been watched over 78,000 times.

The Black Jaguar-White Tiger foundation is home to lions, tigers and lynxes across a 30-acre plot.

At the moment, Eduardo is trying to raise money to expand the size of the sanctuary in order to allow his ’babies’ to roam further afield.

Find out more about the Black Jaguar-White Tiger foundation by logging onto their website.

H/T: breakingnews.ie

More in this section

img MPU

#BreakTheBias

Join our host Irish Examiner Life/Style Editor, Esther McCarthy with guests Caroline Casey, Emer O'Neill, Edel Coffey and Dr. Tara Shine as we make a call to action for accelerating women's equality.

ieFood pic
ieFood Logo

In the Kitchen with

 Video Series

Join Colm O'Gorman in his kitchen as he makes flatbreads in minutes and crispy air fryer chicken. Explore why he thinks chilli is the spice of life, and find out why his 50-year-old food mixer is his most important piece of kitchen equipment.

Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

Lifestyle
Newsletter

The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up