Real Life Simba And Rafiki Captured Recreating Lion King Isn’t Actually Cute At All
A photographer witnessed a Lion King scene come to life when a baboon lifted a lion cub into the air – but the actual situation was far from the heartwarming movie moment you might expect.
Safari guide Kurt Schultz was photographing lions in South Africa’s Kruger National Park on Saturday, February 1, when he spotted the male baboon carrying the small cub up a marula tree.
Schultz has repeatedly seen cubs fall victim to groups of baboons and he feared this situation would be no different, as numerous monkeys gathered beneath the tree to watch the young lion being carried up.
Those on the safari watched nervously as the baboon hopped from branch to branch before settling with the feline in its arms. The scene was not unlike the moment Rafiki holds Simba out over pride rock in The Lion King, and at one point Schultz even saw the baboon groom the young cub in a caring manner. Continue Reading This Story. . .