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The Lion Whisperer

Kevin Richardson is known as the ‘Lion Whisperer’. For the lions at his wildlife sanctuary near Pretoria, he’s one of the pride. This short film confirms as much.

Whether snuggling with the dominant male or wrestling with the youngsters, Richardson clearly has a special way with his feline fraternity. But it’s not just fooling about. His mission: “to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation through education, awareness and funding”.

Staggering imagery and much needed awareness for the plight of the lion. Of course, worries over Richardson’s safety are valid. Might this be the making of a tragic end to a heartfelt conservation campaign? Perhaps. That seems a risk the author of ‘Part of the Pride’ is happy to take.

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