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The Lion Whisperer: How One Man Hangs Out With Lions

They’re scary predators that  tear flesh from bones with razor sharp teeth, yet new video footage shows that lions are really just big cats. 

Captured by lion whisperer and zoologist Kevin Richardson, 39, in Pretoria, South Africa, the footage was filmed using GoPro camera fitted to his back.

Richardson even successfully attached the camera to the back of a lioness to give a unique viewpoint of the large cats’ prowl.

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Not that you would, but don’t try it if you ever find yourself near some lions. Richardson said he’s been working with big cats for over 16 years.

‘I’ve always been passionate about animals of all shapes and sizes. I got the opportunity to work with two male lion cubs 16 years back and was bitten by the bug.

‘I’ve been very privileged to have been accepted into the lives of many different lions over the years and and also to raise awareness to the plight of lions in the wild and their dwindling numbers.’

So what message is Richardson trying to send?

‘There are two vital messages that need to be conveyed to the greater mass of people out there’, said Richardson.

‘The first is that lions are under tremendous threat in the wild and their numbers are not sustainable; numbers have dropped from around 300,000 to around between 15 and 25,000 in less than 70 years.

‘The second message is the sick and sinister exploitation of captive bred lions for the ‘cub petting’ industry and the ‘canned’ hunting industry, whereby lions are seen as just a commodity to enrich certain businesses. ‘

According to Richardson, cubs are farmed to be taken away from their parents and hand raised to tame them, making it possible for people to interact with them. To tackle these issues, he has set up The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary

If you’re still interested, here’s a full documentary about him.

 

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