11/21/2013 03:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Adorable Lion Cub Loves Playing In Autumn Leaves More Than Anything In The World (PHOTOS)

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Don't love autumn? No worries. We've got just the thing to brighten up even the gloomiest of fall days.

Karis, an 11-week-old lion cub at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling, Scotland, has the most adorable fall hobby: She loves to frolic in leaf piles.

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In fact, she loves it so much that her handlers will sweep leaves into her enclosure for her to play with, according to the Daily Mail.

"We were raking up the leaves at the park as you do at this time of year to keep things tidy," head lion keeper Brian Reid told the paper. "And David (Karis' handler) came up with the idea to pick the leaves up and give them to Karis. She's loving them, just like any child would."

Some say humans like to project their emotions on animals, but just try and tell us baby Karis isn't grinning in these pictures:

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Witness all the magic in the slideshow below. It'll make you feel like Christmas came early.



Karis The Lion Cub Loves Playing In The Leaves