Half the fun of the iconic opening of The Lion King, in which baby Simba is presented to the whole of the savannah’s animal kingdom, is checking out the wealth of biodiversity that’s come to greet the cub. (The other half, of course, is making up the words.) This video from Greenpeace Netherlands ruins everyone’s fun by taking away the animals:

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The sad thing is, something like this could happen. As biodiversity dwindles, the only animals around to pay tribute to the new prince could be random insects. And without lions, there’s no Lion King, anyway.

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