It’s a strange thing to wander about, but I’ve always put myself in a position where “IF” I get attacked by lion, what would I do? Would I be able to run from that creature somehow? Would I even have the slightest chance to fight it?
The video bellow just proved to me that if one day I get stuck in the forrest and a lion attacked me, I better prepare to meet the maker!
Tug of war is a sport that directly puts two teams against each other in a test of strength: teams pull on opposite ends of a rope, with the goal being to bring the rope a certain distance in one direction against the force of the opposing team’s pull.
But this tug of war had two very unusual competitors: on one side of the rope there were three professional World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestlers, and on the other side there was a three-year-old lion cub!
This tug of war took place in Texas’ San Antonio Zoo, and the video showing the challenge is now going viral all over the internet.
The video was shared by Twitter user Nick Squires posted on June 14.
The winner of this challenge may surprise you!
The video, posted on Facebook by San Antonio Zoo, shows many people cheering to this unusual challenge.
“She’s not moving,” one of the men said after he forfeit the challenge.
“Wow! Impressive!” wrote one person. “How strong is that little cub,” wondered another.
According to mySA.com, the activity was set up to provide some encouragement of the big cats to be more active. “We try to simulate what they would do out in the natural environment. It is tough, they have to forage for food, compete for food, go through long periods of time without food”.
San Antonio Zoo Director of Public Relations Chuck Cureau told mySA.com. “Fortunately in a zoo, they’re going to get that food every single day, but we try to vary it up so they don’t get bored.”
“You’ve got these three huge men and they’re barely budging, they’re barely able to pull on this,” Mr Cureau told mySA.com. “It just demonstrates the power these wild animals have. They may be trained but they’re certainly not tamed, and people underestimate the power of these animals.”
Thanks to San Antonio Zoo for this amazing video:
🤼♂️ How many #NXT #WWE superstar wrestlers does it take to win in tug of war with a 2 1/2 year old lion cub? Apparently more than 3! #NXTSanAntonio #SAZoo
Posted by San Antonio Zoo on Saturday, May 19, 2018