A stray cat managed to get inside the lynx enclosure in a Russian zoo, and wasted no time getting to know its new friend.

Rather than chase the cat out or taking offence at the intrusion, the lynx seemed happy to accommodate its new friend, and the two enchanted zoo visitors when they licked, stroked and generally made a fuss of each other.

Reports that the pair are to marry are unfounded.

Watch the full video of their love-fest below.

Image credit: YouTube/ignoramusky