Today’s “daily d’awww” is coming from China: A baby monkey playing with a lion cub at Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang. There are also two cute tiger cubs playing with each other in the background.

A baby monkey playing with a lion cub at Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang, China
A baby monkey playing with a lion cub at Guaipo Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang, China. There are also two cute tiger cubs playing with each other in the background.

How come a lion cub and a baby monkey become friends?

According to zoo officials, both of these cute animals’ mothers didn’t have enough breast milk to feed their babies. So, caretakers bottle-fed them.

After spending some time with one another, the lion cub and baby monkey became best friends.

The lion cub was 36 days old and the baby monkey was just 16-days-old when the staff started bottle feeding them.

The beautiful photo above is from April 19, 2013.

Guaipo Tiger Park (Shenyang)

Guaipo Tiger Park is located in Shenyang, the capital and largest city of Liaoning Province, as well as the most populous city in Northeast China by the urban population.

The city serves as the transportation and commercial hub of China’s northeast – particularly with Japan, Russia, and Korea. There’s a Manchurian Tiger Park in Shenyang.

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M. Özgür Nevres

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