Shakira and the Sea Lion
On February 12, 2012, The Voice coach Shakira wished she had a real-life She Wolf by her side when an attempt to get up-close and personal with the South African wildlife didn’t go quite as planned.
The singer recounted her scary encounter on Facebook: “This afternoon I happened to see some sea lions and seals. I thought to myself how cute they were so I decided to get a bit closer than all of the other tourists and went down to a rock trying to pet them doing a baby talk while taking pictures. Suddenly, one of them jumped out of the water so fast and impetuously that it got about one foot away from me, looked me in the eye, roared in fury and tried to bite me. Everyone there screamed, including me.”
Fortunately, her brother pulled her away from the crazed sea lion and she emerged with only a few scratches on her arms and legs.
Shakira’s hips don’t lie — and sea lions don’t mess around!