Footage of lion cub Simba has emerged which was filmed in the home of Glasgow zookeepers who looked after the young beast fell ill in the 1980’s.

The video shows him cuddling up with the family pet rabbit Thumper and having a play fight with the zookeeper’s dog Monty.

Monty and Simba having a scrap

Eventually Simba returned to the now-closed Glasgow Zoo when he recovered from his illness with the help of his furry friends. Aww.