The clip shows the lion cub eyeing up the little girl before pouncing onto her lap. The video was published by the DailyStar.
As seen in the footage, the lion gets its claws into the child’s clothing before a bizarre tug-of-war battle plays out with the girl’s mother.
Surprising to note the expressions of child’s mother appears who kept her cool as the lion bares its teeth.
It grabs hold of the girl’s trousers in its gnashes and pulls as the lion tamer attempts to pull the beast away.
Despite being centimetres from the cub’s mouth, the child is unhurt after the attack.
The show’s presenter and the child’s mother even manage to smile through the incident. According to the trainer, the animal was just playing with the youngster.