They say practice makes perfect, and this adorable little lion cub is wasting no time in getting started! Sure, he’s not really that great at roaring right now but no one has ever been good at something from the first time they ever tried it. Okay, maybe a few of us have gotten lucky in rare circumstances, but it’s not a regular thing that happens.

Try as he might, this baby ball of fluff sounds more like a broken squeak toy than a mighty lion leading a pride across the savanna. But nevertheless, he will one day grow up into a fearsome predator with a mighty roar. And since he’s already practicing at the age where he can barely walk, we suspect he’s going to be amazing at roaring in just a few years.