Big cats are not generally known for being friendly creatures but these adorable photographs show how a pair of newborn cubs have become the best of friends at a zoo in Japan.
The new arrivals, a lion and a tiger cub, are seen cuddling each other and play fighting like they were siblings.
They seem completely oblivious to their differences as they snooze side by side.
And it seems that their instincts have yet to kick in as they’re even seen snuggling up to bunnies.
The furry creatures are pictured at African Safari, in Oita prefecture in the south of the country, where they were born earlier this year.
Staff from the zoo have been sharing images of the tiny cubs on Twitter, where thousands of users have since been cooing over the animals.
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These adorable lion and tiger cubs were born at African Safari in the Oita prefecture of Japan earlier this year
Staff at the zoo have been sharing these adorable photographs over the last few weeks, making thousands of people coo over the images
The revealing images show how the animals have yet to gain their animal instincts. Above, the tiger cub snuggles up to a bunny at the zoo
The young cubs look like they were born to be siblings as they play fight and frolic in the grass
Staff at the park remarked on Twitter how while it’s young, the lion cub looks more like a leopard in this photograph
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No photos please! The tiger cub appears to be rather camera shy here as it covers its face while lying on the floor
Entrance to the safari park costs 2,500 Yen (£18.09) for adults and 1,400 Yen (£10.13) for children, with additional charges for some areas