Lions may be one of the world's deadliest predators - but this male quickly assumed the role of caring father when meeting his cubs for the first time.
The heart-warming first encounter shows six-month-old cubs Kamali, Zalika and Angalia full of youthful intrigue as they bound towards their dad hoping he wanted to play.
Despite appearing withdrawn at first, 500lb Zawadi Mungu quickly got used to his young triplets bouncing around him with their mother Neka nearby in their Predators of the Serengeti habitat in Oregon Zoo, USA.
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