07 July 2011

Video: Kevin Richardson, the "Lion Whisperer"

Kevin Richardson, also known as The Lion Whisperer, is one of the few men, if not the only, who are able to fully cross the "divide" between humans and predators. As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to humans when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them.

Kevin Richardson runs The Kingdom of the White Lion, a sanctuary which is home to lion including the rare white lion, both brown and spotted hyena, black leopard, jaguar and a variety of antelope species including blue wildebeest, giraffe, impala, blesbok and nyala. The Kingdom is situated just outside the Cradle of Human Kind 50-60km North of Johannesburg and is currently not open to the public. If you are looking for volunteer projects in South Africa, check Kevin's website for more info about it.

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