Animals Video
lion cubs

By Ellie Duncombe


This is the heart warming moment a couple of baby cubs were seen jumping on their parents for cuddles – just like Simba and Mufasa from the Lion King.

Laura Whittaker and Henry Whittaker, from Corsham, Wiltshire, came across the adorable sight on their honeymoon in South Africa.

Staying in a romantic lodge at the Gondwana Game Reserve, in Mossel Bay, it seemed they weren’t the only two that were loved up.

They caught the baby lions nuzzling up to their mum and dads.

Three endearing cubs are seen jumping onto them for attention.

Laura said: “We were absolutely delighted to see these lions.

“I could see the cubs were up to something, so I kept recording.

“They were absolutely adorable. It went on for about ten minutes and was just like a scene from the Lion King.

“They were all clearly annoying the dad, all of three of them!”

Laura claims she had seen the same lions earlier that morning killing a Wildebeest.

She added: “Just that morning, these lions had killed a Wildebeest and we had been fortunate enough to glimpse them through the heavy bush eating it.

“They were very lethargic after the large meal”