Baboon Holds Infant Just Like in Iconic ‘Lion King’ Scene

Photographer Dafna Ben Nun has captured the incredible moment a monkey lifted its infant to the sky, just like the classic moment from Disney’s “The Lion King.”

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw an adult baboon holding a baby, looking exactly like Simba in ‘The Lion King,'” Dafna Ben Nun told Caters News Agency.

Dafna Ben Nun is a Photographer and Video editor. Specializes in wildlife and studio: “It is very important for me to raise awareness with my work”

Scenes from behind the camera while photographing wildlife from Dafna Photography.

Humans have also performed the iconic presentation, including Justin Timberlake, who held up a baby the same way last year.

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