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Old 04-11-2013, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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The only thing about these stories is that amateurs will think they can "tame" a wild animal and keep it as a pet and ultimately somebody gets hurt and it is usually the animal.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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That's really amazing footage. The bond that he has with the members of the pride is wonderful, although clearly he is exceptional.

Thanks for posting, NK!
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Old 04-12-2013, 12:45 PM
 
Location: In The South
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Wow. But it kinda reminds me of the Grizzly Man.....
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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That's really amazing footage. The bond that he has with the members of the pride is wonderful, although clearly he is exceptional.
Exceptional? The man is demented. Playing and tusseling with lions? Male lions are notoriously grouchy and ill tempered. If one of those 400 pound cats becomes annoyed and delivers a couple of quick swats followed up by a bite, that gentleman will be history.

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Wow. But it kinda reminds me of the Grizzly Man.....
My thoughts also. Tim Treadwell Part II.
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:28 PM
 
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Well the rest of the story is that this isn't some wild pride that Mr. Richardson became familiar with but rather a pride of lions that he has raised from cubs on a private reserve. That doesn't mean that they aren't dangerous or have been "domesticated" but the impression give by the video or the op isn't exactly accurate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_R...son_(zoologist)
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Exceptional? The man is demented. Playing and tusseling with lions? Male lions are notoriously grouchy and ill tempered. If one of those 400 pound cats becomes annoyed and delivers a couple of quick swats followed up by a bite, that gentleman will be history.
Um, yeah, and he knows it! As I said, he is exceptional.
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Old 04-13-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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He says he understands the possibilities, he doesn't worry about it and if he dies that way, "If I had the opportunity to do it again after dying, I would do it all the same."

A person must be prepared for a lot of wallowing when friends with lions. Easy to understand since I would be doing the same if my domestic cats were that big!

Edit: I'm watching more of this man's fascinating life with animals. There's plenty on this page.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HO1YO...481F30E3C06EB3

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Old 04-13-2013, 02:30 PM
 
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In the prologue of his book, Part of the Pride, we read how he made a mistake with a rescued lion that nearly cost his life. The part we can read for free ends before we find out how he got out of that situation. I think I'll buy the book!

Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa: Kevin Richardson: Amazon.com: Books

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