updated 06/13/2011 AT 9:45 AM ET
•originally published 06/13/2011 AT 7:45 AM ET
The baby doesn’t realize it yet, but it will soon learn that when something is as cute as this, you must make contact.
This mother-cub pair was snapped mid-lick at the Monarto Zoo in Sydney, Australia. The still-unnamed lion was born on May 3 to 7-year-old Kiamba and 10-year-old Leroy, and it has been strong and healthy so far.