The pop star visited a local Johannesburg zoo before heading to the stage.
Only Rihanna could take an ordinary day at the zoo and turn it into a fabulous photo shoot!
The Bajan star visited a Johannesburg zoo before entertaining a record 67,000 fans at a stadium this weekend.
During her visit, Rihanna got up close and personal with a number of adorable (and scary!) animals including a giraffe, a cheetah and a baby lion. She most certainly got the royal treatment at the zoo, given access to pet and play with the animals.
Last week, Rihanna made headlines when she debuted a brand new tattoo. While on tour in New Zealand, the pop star got a traditional Maori tattoo using a chisel, mallet and ink pigment.
After completing another show in South Africa on October 16th, she will head to Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and her homeland of Barbados before returning stateside in November.