WATCH: Lion Effortlessly Opens Car Door During A Safari

A family visiting South Africa learned the hard way why you should always lock your doors.

While enjoying a game drive through the world-renowned Kruger National Park, a family stopped to view a pride of lions up close from the safety of their vehicle…

Pride of lions on the side of the road in Kruger National Park
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Until a curious lioness approached and wanted to get a little bit closer than they had anticipated.

Effortlessly, the lioness opened the car door to the shock of all the passengers in the vehicle.

Lion opens car door in Kruger National Park
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Reacting quickly, one of the passengers shut the door before the lioness could realize what she had done, making sure to lock it this time.

Still in shock, one person can be heard saying, “Oh my gosh, I didn’t know they could do that.”

Well, they definitely can!

As a commenter mentions, “If you’ve ever owned a pet cat you’d know that cats seem to have a natural affinity for opening unlocked doors.”

Luckily, no one was hurt – lions rarely attack humans unprovoked, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t dangerous.

With 18 razor-sharp claws, lions are capable of shredding through carbon fiber, one of the toughest materials in the world.

​​What is surprising is how the door handle survived, though; with a biting force of 650 psi, that flimsy Nissan door handle shouldn’t have stood a chance.

What we do know, however, is that thanks to that lioness, these tourists will be leaving South Africa with more than just a tan and a few souvenirs, but a valuable lesson; always make sure your doors are locked, especially in a safari park.

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Lion opens car door