A video showing a little girl and a leopard at the Pittsburgh Zoo playing with each other, separated only by a pane of glass, was shared with WPXI-TV Thursday.
With clear skies and temperatures in the 70s, Tammy Moreno, of Irwin, said she decided to mark the beautiful day with a trip to the zoo with her three daughters.
She said around 2 p.m. they came across the leopard exhibit. Moreno said the leopard immediately spotted her youngest daughter, 3-year-old Tila, who was carrying her favorite stuffed animals.
“He played with these toys and my daughter for over 20 minutes,” she said. “(He) followed her wherever she went.”
In the clip, Tila can be seen holding her stuffed animals up to the leopard, who then puts his paws on the glass as she moves the toys up and down.
“We come to the Pittsburgh Zoo two times per year and never came across this interaction not even close,” Moreno said. “We are so happy we caught this on video. This will probably never happen again!”
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