We love the Lion Whisperer!
Meet Kevin Richardson, and no, we are not talking about the Backstreet Boy. This man is known as “The Lion Whisperer”.
Kevin started studying zoology in college, but he quit after two years because he thought the courses were too repetitive and they didn’t teach enough about mammals. He ended up studying exercise physiology, which is a career that has nothing to do with animals. Eventually he took a part time job at the Lion Park, near his hometown of Johannesburg. Now he works with these adorable “kitties” for a living.
When he was 23, and still studying exercise physiology he was offered the chance to take care of two lion cubs. After this, he knew this was his life’s calling.
For almost 20 years, Kevin has been working with lions and hyenas. When you see his videos with these imposing animals, it’s seems as if they his pets. They are super gentle.
Look at this hyena. It’s as if it was in love with him.
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It's been one of those weeks! On a lighter note to end the week, here is Yame practicing his pouting. He's a natural and I'll be representing him as his modeling agent when the requests flood in. #spanishrescues #Yame #George #cach #beautifullion #luckybreak #bancannedlionhunting
The King Of The Jungle And Kevin
People might think that Kevin can get close to them because they might be trained, or missing their teeth or their claws. But don’t be fooled. These animals live free in the wild and have all their teeth and claws.
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#Respect. On #worldwildlifeday I'd like to encourage everyone to respect wildlife. I think this quote is relevant in today's day and age. "If you have men who will exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have men who will deal likewise with their fellow men. ~St. Francis of Assisi" #happyworldwildlifeday2017 #worldwildlifeday #savewildlife #protecthabitat Photo credit @adriansteirn
Respect the king.
Kevin is an admirable man. He has spent his life protecting these animals who are constantly victims of illegal hunting.
And these animals are really grateful to him.
We really love every single video Kevin uploads on his Youtube Channel. It truly gives us a sense of the emotional bond that Kevin has with his felines.
It even makes us reflect, why do people hunt and kill this beautiful and majestic creatures.
The only threat in this world, are humans.
Many people don’t like hyenas, but when they hang out with Kevin they seem as if they were cute and cuddly puppies.
The look we'll all be giving you tomorrow when we get notifications of people wanting to purchase our #AskMeg shirt! …
Kevin, pal, you know I don’t like selfies.
Do you know what Kevin, Meg and Amy are waiting for? Well, they're just 'lion' around waiting for their #AskMeg…
Taking a little break.
Looking through the archives….love this shot!
Let’s relax under this tree. Africa’s sun is too hot.
New's of Kevin's demise has been greatly exaggerated! We received a message this morning from a follower who was…
Of course they are wild animals, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t love.
For these animals, Kevin is not only their leader but their friend.
"Tastes like chicken?! This changes everything!"
The lion just kissed him, and our heart just melted.
6 (Six) the number of hours left in our sale, and the number of hours left until we become regular house cats again. …
Gathering of Kings. Each and every single one of them is so majestic.
This man takes advantage of his fame to produce documentaries about these animals and create consciousness about the illegal hunting.
He has helped making TV ads with these lions.
We need more people like Kevin in this world please.