This is the moment when Tobias, the glorious father of a lion, meets his cub for the first time.
Thanks to the power of social media, we see the touching moment when a 12 kg kitten meets his father for the first time.
From birth, the cub spent time only with his mother, Nelya. This allowed the zoo staff to check if she was behaving normally as a mother.
After everyone agreed, the cute bear cub was introduced to the family.
Zookeeper Andrew Hartzen, who has previously worked with the cub, says: “This process helps him know who is the keeper and who is the mother. Moving too fast can be detrimental to its development.”