It can be seen in the footage that Mexican zookeeper, identified as Eduardo Serio, was saved by a heroic tiger, who knocked down a leopard that was sneaking up behind him.
The zookeeper was filmed leaning down while ‘speaking’ with a group of lions relaxing on the grass.
Dharma the leopard can be seen lurking in the background and slowly begins stalking Mr Serio.
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Dharma then became submissive and rolled onto the ground as Mr Serio thanks Aztlan in Spanish and gives him a congratulatory pat.