He is one of the pride

He is one of the pride

[60 minutes]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • This is not a circus act
  • Work with captive lions
  • The lions are his equals
  • They rarely take orders
  • He can break every established rule
  • Interacting with these big cats
  • You should never ever turn your back on them
  • They lovingly greet you when come back
  • A truly social cat
  • The biggest misconception is mindless man-eating killer
  • They are designed to kill cause that is how they’ve evolved
  • The truth be known
  • They would rather run away than confront

More about Kevin Richardson

After graduating with a BSc degree, Kevin began his career in exercise and post-operative rehabilitation. He made a dramatic career switch when he was given an opportunity to work with lions at a local lion park.

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, he has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Flouting common misconceptions that breaking an animal’s spirit with sticks and chains is the best way to subdue them, he uses love, understanding and trust to develop personal bonds with them. His unique method of getting to know their individual personalities, what makes each of them angry, happy, upset, or irritated-just like a mother understands a child-has caused them to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Kevin’s unique relationships with these large predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world.  He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.

Kevin has also written a book appropriately named, “Part of the Pride” detailing his work over the years with the large carnivores and is now affectionately known by his fans worldwide as “The Lion Whisperer”.

Read more HERE

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