Inspiring (But Crazy!)

“Kevin Richardson, zoologist and animal behavioralist, raises and trains some of the most dangerous animals known to man. To do this he does not use the common methods of breaking the animal’s spirit with sticks and chains, instead he uses love, understanding and trust.   With this unusual method of training he has developed some exceptionally personal bonds with his students. He sleeps with lions, cuddles newborn hyenas, swims with lionesses.   Kevin can confidently look into their eyes, crouch to the their level and even lie down with them – all taboos in the normal world of wild animal handling – yet he has never been mauled or attacked. Some call him crazy; others shake their heads at his unique method of interacting with the animals. And Kevin’s secret – get to know the particular personality of each animal, what makes them angry, happy, upset, irritated – just like a mother with a child.”

Thank you Dolly @


  1. Reblogged this on Tigergrove.


  2. My 9 year old son fed a male lion at CatTales conservation park this summer. You never realize how big they are until you are literally fact to face with them. He put the raw meat on a skewer and held it out so the lion took it. You could really feel how powerful the jaws are as it took the meat.


  3. Wow. That’s just terrific; he gets on so well with those lions! Thanks for sharing this, it’s made my day!


  4. Wow, thanks for sharing!


  5. The power of love and acceptance to make the “impossible” possible. Beyond beautiful. Thanks, Dave.


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