Show me a video of a human baby and I'll smile politely. Show me one of a baby animal I'll freak out with squeals and awws. Now, a new video of a lion cub is sending me into a total baby animal meltdown. This cub is basically Simba from The Lion King in real life, but instead of singing, this cub is attempting to roar. It. Is. The. Cutest.
This cub should probably take some notes from Katy Perry, because we definitely cannot hear him roar. The adorable cub - who honestly looks like a walking, talking stuffed animal - makes a few attempts at a loud lion roar, only for it to sound more like a tiny chirp instead. (Hey, he tried, right?) Here's the video:
These baby animal videos are everything, and they actually have an important message. If we can relish in the adorableness of these animals, we should do everything we can to preserve their natural wildlife habitats, and protect them from poaching. Cecil the Lion, who was killed earlier this year by a hunter, once looked like this cub: we shouldn't forget how important keeping these animals safe is.
Want more cute animal videos? Let me recommend this very important one of a baby elephant chasing birds. I guarantee it will keep you happy for hours.