“Lion Whisperer” Rolls Around With Big Cats in Viral Video

Zoologist Kevin Richardson is able to get pretty cuddly with lions in South Africa, as seen on a video that has gone viral. In the 14-minute clip made by camera company GoPro, "lion whisperer" Richardson hugs and rolls around with the big cats while giving viewers a terrifyingly close experience. Richardson also speaks about the alarmingly quick decline in Africa’s lion population. The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary estimates Africa’s lion population is less than 20 percent of what it once was, and to Richardson, the answer to the dramatic numbers is restoring the lions’ natural habitat.

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