A baboon re-created an iconic scene from ‘The Lion King’ by carrying a lion cub, and the photographer said he’d never seen anything like it

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A male baboon was photographed carrying around a lion cub in a scene straight out of "The Lion King." The unusual scene took place on Saturday at Kruger National Park in South Africa. Kurt Schultz, the operator of Kurt Safari, said he’d never seen such behavior in 20 years. "Male baboons do a lot of grooming, but the care given to this lion cub was the same care given by a female baboon to one of her own young," he told The Associated Press . Many of us are familiar with the iconic scene in " The Lion King " when Rafiki holds a young Simba aloft in front of all the animals of the savanna. It turns out a version of that actually happened — and, of course, there are photos to prove it. The bizarre scene happened in South Africa’s Kruger National Park on Saturday. Kurt Schultz, the operator of Kurt Safari , said he’d never seen such behavior in 20 years. He told The Associated Press that the male baboon was treating the lion cub as if it were one of its babies. "Male baboons do a lot of grooming, but the care given to this […]

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