Let's hope the animal in Heidi Klum's arms doesn't turn out to be this year's hot pet - that's a baby lion she's cradling!

We caught the supermodel strolling through the streets of New York with her feline friend yesterday for a photo shoot.

Unfortunately, Heidi's little pal Simba didn't quite have the supermodel's patience for the shooting schedule - Heidi kept having to hand him over to an animal wrangler to calm him down!