TL;DR – SHOOOOOO CUTE!
A beautiful female lion cub named Bahati from the Dallas Zoo has taken the internet by storm.
Not because she’s as cute as a button, but because she’s the amazing model behind baby Simba in The Lion King live-action remake!
In a Facebook post, the Dallas Zoo said that when Bahati was just a month old, the zoo provided Disney with a video of her movements for their animation team, just so that they could use it 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, which was uploaded along with the Facebook post, garnered more than 100,000 views and was shared over 740 times.
Check out the super adorable video below, which was said to have been sent to Disney too!