Mukesh, an intoxicated 35-year-old man from Rajasthan, bounced into a lion walled in area at Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad to “shake hands with a lion”. He was quickly protected by the creature guardian, unhurt.Mukesh crossed the African lions’ walled in area blockade in spite of notices by security work force at the zoo. As the enormous felines moved near Mukesh, the guardian redirected their attention.The lioness (Radhika) was inside the fenced in area yet the individual was protected unhurt by its attendant R Papaiah. After preparatory enquiry it was found that Mukesh was in an intoxicated state and had bounced inside the walled in area to go close to the lion. He has been given over to Bahadurpura Police.