Meet Bahati who is the little female lion cub that resides in the Dallas Zoo and apparently this lion cub has taken the internet by storm. The reason for this is not that she is a really cute but also the fact that she is the amazing model that has been used for the character of baby Simba in the remake of the famed Disney film The Lion King.
Recently a video by the Dallas Zoo has been uploaded of Bahati and according to the zoo, this is the same video they sent as an audition of Bahati for the role to the Disney.
The video sent by Dallas Zoo to Disney was comprised of everything about Bahati ranging from her doing things like walking and drinking milk.
A shorter version of this audition video is down below.
The Dallas Zoo wrote on their post, “The world’s most famous lion cub may have gotten some of his moves from our very own Bahati! When Bahati was just a month old, we provided Disney with a video of her movements for their animation team to use for motion and behavior reference when designing Simba in The Lion King.”
The zoo added to their statement, “From walking on wobbly new legs to licking milk droplets off of her face, we captured every moment, no matter how small.”
Since being uploaded, the video has been viewed by people for almost 47000 times and has been shared for more than 5500 times.
Bahati was the model that was used to be the model for the movements of Simba in the live-action remake of the famed movie, “The Lion King”.
Dallas Zoo is located nearly 3 miles to the south of the Dallas downtown area and happens to be the oldest zoological park in the whole of Texas State. This zoo was established back in 1988 after one man sold 2 deer along with 2 mountain lions to the City of Dallas for a sum of 60 dollars. These animals were then placed in the pens of City Park.
When the Dallas Zoo sent Bahati’s video to Disney, she was only one month old but now, she is growing up real fast.