In September of 2019, the cameras were rolling inside the lions’ Predator Ridge habitat at the Denver Zoo… capturing a truly heartwarming moment between a father and his son.
Lions usually spend most of their time sleeping, growling, and feasting on food that lionesses hunt for them and at times even attack their youngsters. That’s why it was surprising to see a full-grown male lion gently interacting with his baby.
The staff at the Denver Zoo couldn’t believe it when they witnessed the unique relationship forming. They couldn’t help but recording a heartwarming video of the two, and posting it on Facebook. It went viral within minutes.
The sweet baby lion was born at the zoo and spent most of his time around his loving mommy. The staff wanted to see what would happen when he’d first meet his daddy and recorded it on video.
We hope that the sweet cub will lead a happy life with his forever family at the Denver Zoo.
See some sweet pictures below:
Watch Dad Lion Crouches Down To Meet His Baby Cub For The First Time In This Adorable Video: