Snuggling up to a fully grown male lion seems foolish enough. To then climb on its back is surely suicide.
But as you can see, Kevin Richardson enjoys doing just that – and insists his actions are perfectly safe.
The animal behaviourist claims he shares such a profound bond with the fearsome beasts that he can even spend the night curled up with them.
The 34-year-old runs a conservation park near Johannesburg in South Africa where he also keeps cheetahs, leopards and hyenas.
He befriends the animals by talking to them and treating them with ‘love and respect’ – to the extent that they consider him part of their pride.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1320646/The-man-turns-lions-pussycats-The-Lion-Whisperer-takes-risky-ride.html#ixzz12doQdgg3