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

Playing Monkey Holds Infant Just Like in Iconic 'Lion King' Scene

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.

RELATED STORIES

Circle of Life: 90,000 Dominoes Fall to Tell the Tale of ‘Lion King’

Justin Timberlake Hoists Fan's Baby in the Air, Mimicking Classic 'Lion King' Scene

Broadway Casts of 'Aladdin' and 'Lion King' Have Impromptu Sing-Off During Airport Delay