Thank goodness for the glass!
This amazing moment of a little girl playing patty cake with a Bengal tiger was caught on camera at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington State.
Photographer Dyrk Daniels told the Daily Mail he couldn’t believe his eyes as the 370-lb. tiger approached the little girl, who was pressed up against the glass cage in awe of the “big kitties.”
Instead of growling at the tyke, the tiger tenderly placed his paw in line with the girl’s left hand.
“It was incredible to watch,” Daniels told the Daily Mail. “Taj let down his right paw, rubbed his cheek against the glass where the little girl’s face was and moved off.”
The tot seems unfazed by the big cat — also known at the zoo as Taj. But it got us thinking, if Taj could talk, what do you think he would say? Tell us your idea for a caption in the comments.
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