This Adult Lion Plays With A Soccer Ball Like A Housecat
When you see this video, you too will be convinced that the big cats really are not that much different than house cats.
In a zoo in Johannesburg, South Africa, Triton, an adult male cat, has a demonstrated love for playing soccer. His caretakers constantly give him soccer balls, that he passes around himself, takes to the water, swipes at with his paw and eventually bites on.
The caretakers say that Triton is the best soccer player in their care, and when you see his enthusiasm, you would not be surprised. Triton was born and raised in the zoo, so perhaps upbringing had something to do with this. Still, it is equally humorous and majestic to see Triton, with his noble and full mane, playing at being the next Pele, only on four legs. Now, if only he could be taught to pass and throw the ball around with his rear legs…