Love at first sight: Little boy blows kisses to lion

LOVE conquers all - even when it's between a ferocious lion and a small child!

A little boy has been adorably caught blowing kisses to a lioness through the glass partition at the Perth Zoo.

Shinyanga the lion was exploring her new enclosure - recently opened to the public - when she wandered towards the glass which separates the 'king of the jungle' from the visiting crowds.

On the other side was Jack, the son of a zookeeper. And it was love at first sight.

Footage of the encounter shows little Jack bravely wandering up to the glass and giving the big cat a couple of kisses and a big wave.

It's not known how much Shinyanga knew about Jack - seemingly looking past the little boy most of the time - but that didn't deter the young nature lover.