Terrifying moment lion cub tries to snatch toddler

See Horrifying Moment A Lion Cub Tried To Snatch Screaming Toddler Live on TV

This horrifying video of a lion cub pouncing on a baby during a TV programme is going viral.

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The incident happened during a taping of the former Mexican program called 'Con Sello de Mujer in 2007.' The video has recently resurfaced online and being seen by millions.

The little girl can be seen sitting quietly on her mother's lap as the presenter talks to the camera.

Suddenly the large lion cub leaps upwards and grabs the little girl's legs and attempts to drag her away from her mother's arms.

At one point the animal even tries to latch onto the little girl's legs with its razor sharp teeth, while her mother cries out in panic.

The cub's trainers are quick to react and eventually manage to pull the dangerous animal off the child as they all sighed in relief.

The little girl, who is clearly terrified, is then comforted by the television presenter as she cries.

Luckily everybody involved in the incident came away unharmed.

Baby zoo animals around the world
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Baby zoo animals around the world

These babies, named Sri Kandi (left) and Arjuna (right) were born at Tierpark, Berlin, Germany. They made their debut on 5 March 2012.

Clinging to his mum, baby Changi meets his public  for the first time at Krefeld Zoo, Germany.

This little rhino, named Male, was born in January. He's pictured here with his mother, Mana, at Magdeburg Zoo, Germany.

The zoo at Tierpark in Berlin celebrated the birth of a litter of four dingo babies in January.

Only a few days old, this baby giraffe, named Kimarle, peaks out from her enclosure at the ZOOM Zoo in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany. The 170cm tall giraffe was born on March 9.

A one-month-old baby squirrel monkey clings to its mother's back at Qingdao Forest Wildlife Park, China.

A two-week old baby gorilla is cuddled by her mum, Mumba, a Western Lowland Gorilla, at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park near Ashford, Kent.

Born at Cincinnati Zoo,  US, this one-month old hedgehog is being hand reared by keepers until it is old enough to be included in the zoo's outreach programme.

Ludwig the baby elephant is clearly happy to be out and about at the Tierpark Hellabrunn Zoo, Munich.

These cuties were born in February at Bristol Zoo Gardens.

This cub was born prematurely at Toronto Zoo. His mum rejected him soon after he was born, so he was cared for by staff at the zoo. Here he is making his debut in February.

This six-month old baby Western Lowland Gorilla is seen here enjoying the spring sunshine with her mother at Dublin Zoo.

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