I love the strong emotions in this picture. Typically the lioness is the one in charge, the one who hunts and takes care of the babies but here she surrenders, gives up her power momentarily to engage to the lion's sweet play.
Proverbs "A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel." Cruelty to animals is judged by God. Any Friend of God is a friend to all creatures great and small.
I actually saw them on Unlikely Animal Friends. They're bfffffs and the elephant once accidentally stepped on the dog. He recovered, but he was bedridden for a while and the elephant would come reach in the second floor window where the dog was resting