It’s safe to say that little cubs are so cute and cuddly looking that you’d never even imagine they’d grow into the kings and queens of the jungle. All you want to do is give them a big cuddle.
Meet the gorgeous Bahati, a female lion cub from the Dallas Zoo. This little cub has the internet going crazy because not only is she cute but she is also a model used for the new Lion King remake.
The Dallas Zoo have been posting gold recently with some of the most adorable pictures including a sweet video of Bahati, said to have been sent to Disney.
The Dallas Zoo stated:
“The world’s most famous lion cub may have gotten some of his moves from our very own Bahati!”.
“When Bahati was just a month old, we provided Disney with a video of her movements for their animation team to use for motion and behavior reference when designing Simba in The Lion King.”
“From walking on wobbly new legs to licking milk droplets off of her face, we captured every moment, no matter how small,” the zoo added. The video was viewed more than 47,000 times and was shared 550+ times.
The Dallas Zoo is the oldest zoological park in the state of Texas after being established since 1888. It was after a man sold two deer and two mountain lions to the City of Dallas for $60 and they placed them in pens in City Park, there, The Dallas Zoo was born.
Did you know that these little lion cubs, in particular Female ones can grow up to eat 5 kgs of meat every single day? And the Males can tuck into 7 kg or even more. Crazy! Best not to be around them when they’re hungry.
Lions live for around 12-16 years in the wild and amazingly to 25 years in zoos.
Usually, the females do the hunting and the males protect the pride.