At the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla., lions, tigers and jaguars take up the majority of the facility.
Although in separate enclosures, each species is protected by staff after being abandoned as cubs or abused in their adult lives.
When one of the staff members decided to show the big cats what they look like in the mirror, she anticipated that Joe, the male lion, would be quite “grumpy.”
And he was. Watch his reaction to seeing himself, a strong male that seems to be attempting to take his throne.