Monkey Mimics Classic 'Lion King' Scene as He Lifts Baby to the Sky

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It's the circle of life!

Photographer Dafna Ben Nun captured the incredible moment a monkey lifted its infant to the sky — just like the moment in the classic Disney film "The Lion King," when Rafiki hoists Simba.

"I couldn't believe it when I saw an adult baboon holding a baby, looking exactly like Simba in 'The Lion King,'" she told Caters News Agency. 

The touching scene occurred as Ben Nun was on a trip to Zimbabwe. 

"It was just a split second, but it was fascinating to watch!" she added.


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