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The Lion Hug II: Richardson’s Pride

At the end of the day, big cats are still cats at heart. They may not have exactly the same kind of mannerisms as the house cats that people snuggle with at home, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t still enjoy the occasional moment of T.L.C.

Kevin Richardson, also known as “The Lion Whisperer” or “Lionhearted,” can’t get enough snuggle time with his wild lion friends.

He’s called “The Lion Whisperer” because he is perhaps the only human on earth that has found a way to integrate himself into a number of big cat communities. His personal bond with these lions is unmatched, and allows him more intimate access to these amazing felines than anyone previously thought possible.

Using a GoPro camera attached to himself (that is, without the help of a cameraman), Richardson gives a first-person view of what it’s like to be a part of the pride.

Seeing these massive predators turn into big, lovable, cuddle-buddies is just outstanding!

Check out the video below to see how he gets in touch with his inner lion and connect with these amazing big cats.

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