Adorable footage has emerged, showing the exact moment a lion dad meets his cub for the first time—winning more than a million hearts online.
The video of lion dad, Tobia, crushing his front legs and bending down to greet his baby cub was one of the most shareable videos that Denver Zoo Shared in the animal kingdom
The two generations met for the first time and the big lion’s behaviors towards his son as he bent down to interact with his baby cub won over the internet immediately. Many are praising the father for his gentle behavior.
Lions usually spend most of their time sleeping, growling, and feasting on food that lionesses hunt for them, and sometimes they even attack their youngsters. The staff at the Denver Zoo couldn’t believe it when they saw the rare relationship forming. They couldn’t help but recording a fascinating video of the two, and posting it on Facebook. It went viral within minutes.
The cute baby lion was born at the zoo and spent most of his time around his mother. The staff wanted to see what would happen when he’d first meet his daddy and recorded it on video.
Since his first meet with daddy, the cub has been spending a lot of time with him, his mom, and his half-sister. Nowadays, he spends most of his time away from the public eye because he is still so tiny and needs time to grow and be stronger.
The cub’s parents, Neliah and Tobias are so adorable with their attention to his every need!. We hope that the adorable cub will have a happy life with his forever family at the Denver Zoo.
Denver zoo recently reported:
Half of Africa’s lions have disappeared in the past 25 years, and the species faces growing threats from poaching, loss of prey and habitat destruction. The cub’s birth is a huge success for the Lion Species Survival Plan (SSP), which ensures healthy, genetically diverse populations of lions within Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) institutions.
We hope that by seeing our little lion cub, people will be inspired and take action to help protect his wild counterparts and other wildlife around the world.
Watch the precious video below: