Father Lion Meets His Newborn Lion Cub For The Very First Time And Gives Adorable Reactions

This is about the little Tatu, the newborn 18-pound lion cub at the Denver Zoo. The zoo shared a BTS scene of the very first encounter of the father lion and cub and their reactions at each other were adorable!

Nelia, the mom and Tatu, the cub were allowed to see other members of their pride (Tobias - The dad, Kamara - The sister and Sabi - The aunt) only through the mesh for a long time. And of course the grown ups were obsessed to see the cute lion cub through that.

You'd see the lion cub playing around the enclosure while the majestic father was focusing on him in the video at the end. This moment is indeed heart-warming. The most interesting interaction between both was the way Tobias crouched to reach his son.

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The zoo officials once said “This little lion is so talented that it climbed up ranks when it was 12 lbs. He seems to love climbing."

Jake KubiƩ, a zoo representative, the director of communications said that Tatu the cub was spending the last two months together with his father, mother and half-sister and will soon be ready to make his big public debut in near future. He also said that Tatu will be that one lion that all expect: curious, energetic as well as playful!

lion lioness and cub

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Since the release of Disney's "The Lion King," there has been a drop in the African lion population by 50%.

“These lions would definitely teach us what happens to the lions in the wild. They reject doing more and learning more once people start caring for them," said Hollie Colahan, Vice President for Animal Care at the zoo.

Hollie's main intention is to make people aware of preserving the lion population with the birth of the boy cub, Tafu.

lion lioness and cub

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This heart-warming video of the zoo was from a series of “cubdates” that were posted in order to give people an idea about the latest lion cubs at the zoo. Everyone were extremely excited and delighted to visit the public debut. The zoo usually gets a hub of “Oohs” and “Ahhs.” whenever they post something about the lions.

lion lioness and cub

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"All of us should remember that around half of the African lion population has vanished during the last 25 years due to loss of prey, poaching and loss of habitats. We present our lion cub as an inspiration for people to help protect wild counterparts as well as other wildlife in the world.”

lion lioness and cub

Image source: Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo operates a lot of conservation programmes in other countries too. Their projects not only encourage people to help but also ask people to volunteer in their programmes. One such program is “Adopt an Animal” in which you need to “adopt” one of the 4,300 animals at the zoo. There, in that you won't get the live animal home, but instead a plush version of the selected animal.

lion lioness and cub

Image source: Denver Zoo

lion lioness and cub

Image source: Denver Zoo

lion lioness and cub

Image source: Denver Zoo

Watch the following video that grabbed the love of the whole internet and leave your ideas in the comment section below. Happy trails until we meet again!

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Tatu is now a grown-up boy!

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