Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson, How Does He Do It?

Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson

How Does He Do It?

Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson is my hero.  He is known for his work with lions and the unusual close bond he develops with them.  He plays with them, hugs and kisses them (and vice versa), swims with them, and takes naps with them.  He even gets right in their pen and plays with their little cubs.  So how does he do it?

As a self-taught animal behaviorist, Kevin has broken every safety rule known to man when working with these wild animals. Ignoring 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 instead to develop personal bonds with these beautiful animals. 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 encouraged the lions to accept him like one of their own into their fold.

Here are a couple of older videos of Kevin with the lions that I came across today and wanted to share with you.  Enjoy

Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson

Beautiful, isn’t it?  “Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson”, indeed.  To learn more about Kevin Richardson, see African Lions New Endangered Species with Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation through education, awareness and funding, especially pertaining to the rapid decline of large carnivores in Africa due to habitat loss, human-predator conflict, unscrupulous hunting, disease and their illegal trade.

For more information on Lion Conservation, please visit:….

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20 thoughts on “Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson, How Does He Do It?”

    • I could so do that job, if offered the opportunity. I’d do it in a heartbeat. Of course, my heart might beat out of my chest, but that’s beside the point. It’s my dream job. Thanks for visiting my blog, Jan! Come back soon!

  1. Wow a lion whisperer. I thought that I have seen it all. This job has got to go under the top 10 most dangerous jobs (if he whispers the wrong thing into the lions ears lol). Thanks Jeanne!

  2. It’s true that things can go horribly wrong, and fast, and I’m sure Kevin’s aware of that. I just love the relationship he has with the big cats. He also hangs with Hyena’s too. I’ll have to do a post about that sometime. Anyway, let’s hope that nothing does happen and that the relationships will stay beautiful for a very long time. Thanks for your comment. Take care!

  3. Wow…that is absolutely amazing! I would love to be able to just pet one of these beautiful creatures, much less being trusted around their babies…

  4. Kevin Richardson is just amazing! I’ve seen probably all of his videos on youtube and love how he is helping to show the world the beauty of these wild creatures that we need to help preserve. 🙂

    • Yes, I just love what he does. (Plus, he’s not hard to look at either, if you catch my drift.) It’s been my life dream to be able to work with wild animals. I had a chance once and didn’t go for it. ARGHH. Thanks for your comment! 🙂


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