A zookeeper has shared a clip of her 'booping' wild animals on the nose, and their reactions are the sweetest thing.

James Smith, 35, from Sullivan, Missouri state, USA, said it took him a lot of trust-building for him to connect with the animals on that level, after 18 years of work.

"I've been in a couple of situations that you could deem dangerous I guess," he said. "Fed a close call with a hyena that resulted in me losing use of my arm and hand for about a week."

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