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Photographer Captures Lion Dad And Cub In Magical Hug – Real Life Lion King (7 Pics)

A real-life Simba and Mufasa have been seen cuddling each other just like in the movie!

The moment was caught on camera at the Masai Mara National Reserve in the run-up to Fathers day.

A baby lion on the plains of Kenya has an adorable interaction with his father as the pair share a touching embrace that mirror a famous scene from the Disney classic movie The Lion King

It was captured by Sabine Bernert, 53, from Paris who was documenting wildlife in Kenya when she came across this astonishing moment.

The young lion was pictured in the Masai Mara in Kenya playing with his father as the cubs jumped from the long grass and playfully wrestled with him

The series of photos she took show the lion father gazing around his territory before his adorable cub pretends to sneak attack him.

Photographer Sabine Bernert, who snapped the pair for a children's book, said: 'The lion pretended he hadn't seen the cubs until the last second. Then they started to play joyfully'

Many have compared the adorable moment to the famous scene from the Disney classic movie, The Lion King.

The dad and the young cub playfully wrestled with each other on the Kenyan plains as the majestic lion gazed out across the plains of the Masai Mara

Sabine Bernert, who took the photos for a kids book said: “The lion pretended he hadn’t seen the cubs until the last second. Then they started to play joyfully.”

Sabine Bernert added: 'I especially love the moment when the male lion is hugging the cub softly. The contrast between his brute strength and his gentleness, the huge size of his paw very softly holding the little cub'

“I especially love the moment when the male lion is hugging the cub softly. The contrast between his brute strength and his gentleness, the huge size of his paw very softly holding the little cub.”

The photographer said: 'I was amazed by the way this huge lion was playing so gently with the cubs.. They really looked like they were enjoying themselves and have fun. With the delicate light of the sunrise, it was a pure moment of grace'

“I was amazed by the way this huge lion was playing so gently with the cubs. They really looked like they were enjoying themselves and have fun. With the delicate light of the sunrise, it was a pure moment of grace.”

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Written by Joe Kahlo

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