This magnificent creature appears to size up his prey before attempting to launch his attack on a man posing by the enclosure. In fact the man is big cat trainer Eduardo Serio and it’s just another day in the office as he play fights with the black panther rather than running away. The man gives the panther a smooch. Then another smooch. And another.
As it turns out, the two are good friends.
Mr Serio runs the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation, a big cat sanctuary in Mexico that cares for abandoned or unwanted felines.