04/05/2016 6:42 PM AEST

Watch These Ferocious Lions Turn Into Playful Kittens When They See Their Favorite Toy

A little butcher paper gets these big cats jumping.

Looks like even ferocious big cats have playful kittens hiding inside them, and it doesn't take much to bring 'em out

Watch as the lions at the Oregon Zoo attack a rope made of butcher paper, much like a house cat plays with a favorite toy. Well, like a house cat that could rip you to shreds in seconds.

"Watching a cat get airborne is always exhilarating, but even more so when it weighs 250 pounds," the Oregon Zoo wrote in the YouTube description.

The zoo said this "enrichment game" helps "keep the African lions fit while bringing out their explosive predatory instincts."

Check it out in the clip above.  


(h/t Digg)

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