Playful lioness sneaks up on male lion, giving him the fright of his life!

May 7, 2017 7:19 pm Last Updated: May 7, 2017 7:19 pm

Here’s a scene from the animal kingdom that’s hilariously similar to that of humans.

A male lion called Shungu, was relaxing in his enclosure. Meanwhile a lioness, called Shani, silently inched her way closer and closer to Shungu, in a bid to take him by surprise.

As soon as she is close enough she reaches out and bats Shungu with her paw causing the terrified lion to leap into the air.

Clearly unimpressed with Shani’s prank, Shungu turns around and roars angrily at her, clearly warning her not to play tricks on him like that again. According to Sarah Carter, 45, who captured the hilarious moment on camera, Shani loves to sneak up on Shungu and is often catching him off his guard.

Carter filmed the footage at the Twala Trust Animal Sanctuary in Zimbabwe, which she founded.