Kevin Richardson: Dear friend of lions

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Kevin Richardson works as an animal behaviorist in a wildlife conservation area near Johannesburg of South Africa. He is widely famous for his intimate relationship with lions, cheetahs, leopards and even unpredictable hyenas without the slightest fear of attack. Kevin started his job ten years ago when he reached a conclusion that lions could be treated as a friend of human-beings.


Kevin said he felt most confident with animals he had known since birth and could become a close friend with any lion less than a year old when it was still flexible enough to accept him as part of its own life. The fact is that he does not use sticks, whips or chains because it may be dangerous for the animals.


Kevin thought working at the wildlife conservation zone is his passion, not a job. He loves lions so much and often treats them with high respect.


This adult male is comfortable enough with the animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson to permit a gentle kiss

Animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson is giving the lion a gentle kiss


Swimming toghether

They also swimming together in the Crocodile River


The warm love between a man and a lion

The warm love between a man and a lion


Kevin Richardson and three lion kids

Kevin Richardson are playing with three lion kids


Richardson, aged 34, is reported to play, swim and even sleep with lions


To lions, Richardson is like a father as well as a close friend


It is real love and mutual understanding that help Richardson to make friends with lions


The happy family

It looks like a happy family


Kevin Richardson is also known as “The Bird Man of Orange Grove”




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This article was published on 2010/10/25