Can a lion be friendly?
Lions are relatively chilly to me. They are always more interested in other lions than people. And in a group they can be completely serene lounging around but instantly be all pissed off and on their feet — glaring at you. If you are a regular keeper and bring food, you can be pretty popular.
How are lions and humans alike?
Lions are similar to humans in that we are both mammals so we share certain amounts of DNA but I am not sure how much DNA we share. The lion genome was mapped in 2013 (or at least a paper was produced around that time) so scientists are probably able to identify similarities in terms of % DNA shared…
How do lions see humans?
The first and most obvious is hunger. Without horns or fangs, humans also look like easier targets to older or sick lions. In certain instances, females might perceive humans as a threat to their cubs. If the animal is injured, it also might feel threatened by the presence of a human.