A sweet video has surfaced that captures the exact moment when a father lion meets his child for the first time. The moment has won millions of hearts on the internet.
The video of the lion’s dad, Tobia smashing his front legs and bent in order to hug his newborn cub was among the most shared footages which 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.
The majority of the time, lions spend their time in their beds, sleeping and savoring the food items that lionesses hunt down for, and at times they will even assault their youngsters.The Zoo’s staff Denver Zoo couldn’t believe it when they witnessed the unique connection between the two. They couldn’t resist recording an amazing video of the pair, and then posting the video on Facebook. It became viral within minutes.
The adorable lion cub was born in the zoo and spent the majority of his time with his mother. Staff wanted to know what happens when he met his dad and recorded it on film.
Since his first encounter with daddy, the boy has been spending lots of time with his mother, him and half-sister. In the present, he has spent most of his time off the spotlight as the cub is still tiny and requires time to develop and get more robust.
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: