VIRAL: Sneaky lion cub surprises dog

Posted at 08/15/14 5:23 PM

A dog was given quite a fright by a playful lion cub at a training farm in South Africa.

This video shows the cub sneaking up on the dog, which jumps when it sees the cat which seemed to have miraculously appeared beside it.

The animals were filmed at the Cornellskop Animal Training Farm in South Africa, which trains animals for work in films and commercials.

On its YouTube page, farm staff said the animals there "are loved and cared for and [are] completely socialised to one another, and play together often."

As of this article's posting, the video counted more than six million views.