Discuss as:

Lion cubs play at the zoo in Germany

Angelika Warmuth / AFP - Getty Images

Two lion cubs look peer out from under a tree trunk at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg on Thursday, June 23.

Angelika Warmuth / AFP - Getty Images

A lion cub plays with its mother's tail at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg, Germany on Thursday, June 23.

Angelika Warmuth / AFP - Getty Images

Lion cubs play at the Hagenbeck zoo in Hamburg on June 23. The cubs were born on March 31, 2011 at the zoo.

Here's my latest nominee for the cutest thing ever. I still think my original post of the baby emperor penguin takes the crown.

Need another reason to start your day with a smile? Check out our weekly roundup of amazing animal images. Or take a look at past nominees for the cutest thing ever.