Life Imitates Art: Baboon Recreates ‘Lion King’ Scene, Carrying Adorable Cub – Video

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An adventurous and surprisingly kind monkey in Kruger National Park in South Africa unknowingly recreated an opening scene from Disney’s all-time masterpiece The Lion King. Or maybe the primate really was completely aware of the reference when it did so?

According to safari guide Kurt Schultz, a lost lion cub was surrounded by baboons – but instead of attacking the little predator, one of the primates took the kitty up high into a marula tree and comforted it, holding the cub like Rafiki held baby Simba in the animated movie.

All the while, other apes were standing beneath the tree, like animals in the “Circle of life” – but let’s hope they were not very mean to their little prince afterwards.

Sputnik

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