Kevin Richardson is an animal behaviorist who works on a wildlife reserve in South Africa. He’s integrated himself into a lion pride, which has led to some remarkable videos.
Now who wouldn’t want to disport himself with these giant kittehs, or fondle their cute little cubs? But, as Roy Horn (of Siegfried and Roy) learned, these animals are still wild. I fear Mr. Richardson’s days are numbered, but he doesn’t seem to care.
You can find more Lion Whisperer pictures and videos here, as well as on YouTube.
On a cuter note, this little guy opens his mouth to meow, but nothing comes out. The endearing “silent meow,” well known to ailurophiles, is one of the many tactics cats use in their continuing quest to pwn humanity.