Filya, a small juvenile lion, boarded a tourist bus in Taigan Park, Crimea. The lion showed no symptoms of anger when the guests were watching him and he stepped in and hugged them.

The lion, on the other hand, was not hostile, as none of the men or women were attacked. Instead, he entered the open van and began licking a number of individuals while warmly rubbing his face.

A lady was injured by a lion in the same park only just a few months before this footage was aired. I’m not willing to take any chances.

Tourists can be seen touching and playing with Filya, as well as filming and photographing rare occasions.

The park saw the birth of rare white lions last year.

A video of the remarkable encounter may be found below: