If this won’t blow you away, we don’t know what will.

South African animal lover and animal behaviourist (ethologistKevin Richardson is known as the lion whisperer and the term is amazingly accurate. He has literally made himself part of a pride of lions, as well as a group of hyenas.

Kevin has conducted extensive research on native animals of Africa. The mission of his Wildlife Sanctuary based in Broederstroom, a town 35 miles north of his hometown, Johannesburg,  is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary. How? Through education, awareness and funding that can help prevent habitat loss, human-predator conflict, unscrupulous hunting, disease and illegal animal trade.

Watch Kevin call to, hug, cuddle and play with these wild predators. He also attaches cameras on the backs of some of the lions and hyenas, so you can see things from their perspective as well.

If this isn’t the most amazing intimate footage of lions and hyenas you’ve ever seen, we’ll be very surprised.

Disclaimer: the video is a branded content piece for Go Pro cameras. By no means are we endorsing the camera brand in any way, we’re just bringing you the amazing footage it caught!


Via Youtube.com and TheHigherLearning.com

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2 Responses

  1. Winnie Sandhu

    My name is Winnie Sandhu and I am a student at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I am from Uganda and have a deep attachment to Africa… my home. This video was very inspiring to me and I would like to bring awareness to the fact that Lions are slowly decreasing in population. I am part of the African Awareness Initiative club here and this would be a great story to bring forward to student world-wide. We can bring you many volunteers and donations. I would love to hear back from you in helping us do that. Please keep inspiring people like me.

    • Afritorial

      Thanks Winnie for your email. It might be best if you contact the Lion Whisperer and his foundation directly. The URL is included in the article.
      Warm regards,
      The Afritorial Team.


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