Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Kevin Richardson's relationship with lions :: Zoologist, Animal behaviouralist

Kevin Richardson, zoologist and animal behaviouralist, raises and trains some of the most dangerous species known to mankind.Kevin Richardson has an intimate bond with big cats that he can spend the entire night with them without the slightest fear of attack.

Richardson, 32, who works in a wildlife conservation area near Johannesburg in South Africa, works his unusual magic on other species like cheetahs, leopards,etc. The adult male allows him to give a gentle kiss.Lions are his favourite he embraces them with unconditional love, treating each individual differently, speaking to them, caressing them and treating them with great respect. He doesn't use sticks, whips or chains, just patience. He considers this as his passion.

Five-year-old females Meg and Amy see Kevin as one of their own.Kevin rolls around with Tau and Napoleon, two adult brother lions.

Kevin says he is most confident with animals and he can become close friends with any lion less than a year old.Kevin relies on his own instincts to gauge an animal or a situation, and will not approach a creature if something doesn't feel right.

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