Kevin Richardson is a South African zookeeper who has worked extensively with native animals of the African wild. But he’s not just any zookeeper. He is also what you would call a lion whisperer. Yes, he communicates with lions. In this video sponsored by GoPro, we get to see what happens when a lion whisperer comes face to face and attempts to hug a lion. Prepared to be awed and shocked.
Kevin trusts the lion and his abilities enough to put his hand in a lion’s mouth.
Here is a picture of Kevin swimming with one of them. No big deal.
As you can see, lions also have a gentler side. There is a mutual admiration between Kevin Richardson and the lions.
Watch the video below to see what exactly happens when Kevin tries to hug the lion.