The Lion Whisperer & His Lion Family (3 videos)

Weíve seen how dogs relate to humans by considering them part of their pack. What about lions?

Here are three videos showing how one amazing man, Kevin Richardson, has become so accepted by his lion family that he can do almost anything, including visiting a mother with her cubs and getting a lioness to swim with him when the lions are supposed to hate the water.

The Lion Whisperer

Zoologist and animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson has a lion reserve near Johannesburg, South Africa. Over many years he has built up such trust and affection that the lions accept him as part of their pride. Watch them roughhouse, hug, and kiss.

On page 2 watch as Kevin visits a new lion mother and her cubs.

Photo credit: Robert Taylor

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Christian the Lionís Extraordinary Reunion (video)
Extraordinary Gorilla Reunion (video)
True Love 2: More Animal Friends (3 videos)
True Love 3: Wild Animal Friends (3 videos)
True Love: No Matter Who You Are (3 videos)

Kevin Visits a Mother and her Cubs

Usually a new mother lion wonít let anyone near her cubsóeven members of the pride. But Richardson is different. He not only visits, but the mother presents one of her new babies to him.

In the last video, on page 3, Kevin goes for a swim and one of his lioness friends joins him in the water.

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar

Related:

Christian the Lionís Extraordinary Reunion (video)
Extraordinary Gorilla Reunion (video)
True Love 2: More Animal Friends (3 videos)
True Love 3: Wild Animal Friends (3 videos)
True Love: No Matter Who You Are (3 videos)

Letís go for a Swim

Here we see Richardson playing with his lions, then he goes for a swim and invites a lioness to join him. The lioness forgets that she doesnít like water and they splash around happily together.

Photo credit: Tambako the Jaguar

Related:
Christian the Lionís Extraordinary Reunion (video)
Extraordinary Gorilla Reunion (video)
True Love 2: More Animal Friends (3 videos)
True Love 3: Wild Animal Friends (3 videos)
True Love: No Matter Who You Are (3 videos)

66 comments

LMj Sunshine

Awesome, thank you!

LMj Sunshine

Awesome, thank you!

Florence Eaise
Florence Eaise4 years ago

I wish it were me! Thanks for sharing

Jonathan Y.
Jonathan Y.5 years ago

This is fantastic!

Celine V.
Celine V.5 years ago

My dream! Thank you...
Amazing!

Charles B.
Charles B.5 years ago

Wonderful relationship he has with his lions!
Amazing to watch them interacting!
Thank you for posting theses videos...

Valerie G.
Valerie G.5 years ago

Oups! I made a mistake, Jake Richardson is writing on Care2, not Kevin...Sorry!

Valerie G.
Valerie G.5 years ago

Saw those video on t.v. before. I was amazed by his work.
Didn't know it was Kevin Richardson, the one that I enjoy reading his posts, here on care2.
Small world!
Wow, so fascinating! Thanks!

Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma5 years ago

Lions are such incredibly majestic and powerful animals. True inspirations for all of us.

Maria Silva
Fatima Leal5 years ago

isso é !DIVINO"

ITS DIVINE.