You will want to watch this amazing video that captures the unique relationship between Zoologist Kevin Richardson and a pair of huge, wild lions (oh, and also some wild hyenas). There is a moment at the start when two lions run up to Kevin and embrace him with a big, warm hug that will absolutely take your breath away. It certainly did mine.
Kevin hopes that his special relationship with lions, and other animals, will help spread awareness, particularly in regard 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, visit The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary.