Lion Whisperer: Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson - Lion WhispererSome people are insane. Some people know what they are doing. This guy brings back memories of Crocodile Hunter, Steve Irwin. He can even hold a baby hyena without fear of attack from its mother, likely because his brain is not sending him signals correctly. Sometimes God’s elbow gets bumped when pouring in peoples’ brains.

According to this amazing news story, Kevin Richardson is 32 and has been doing this for years. I suspect that this kind of behavior usually ends in tragedy, like the bear lover Timothy Treadwell.

Check out the full story at Daily Mail.

UPDATE: Since writing this post, I have learned that he is also the producer of the film White Lion – Home… is a Journey. It is a story about Letsatsi, a white lion, and his struggle to adulthood against all odds.

LISTEN UP! I’m tired of people asking me how to get in contact with Kevin. He’s a nutcase. I am NOT his PR rep. I am NOT his agent. I do NOT know him. I do NOT know where he is. I do NOT know what he ate for breakfast. Read the article, Google about him some more, enjoy your tea, and move on.

E-mails like this will be ignored from now on: “We are headed to South Africa to shoot an episode and wanted to connect with Kevin and possibly include him in a segment ….Do you know how to get a hold of him?”

  • Mom

    I really do think he’s crazy to be around/handle wild animals in this way. They can be unpredictable and dangerous.

  • Mom

    I really do think he’s crazy to be around/handle wild animals in this way. They can be unpredictable and dangerous.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    That they can. Welcome to my home, Mom.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    That they can. Welcome to my home, Mom.

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    Who let the mom on!

    Now we have to watch our language….and stoof. Proper punctuation and spelling to…..oh noes. OOps messed that one up. I’m glad my mom wont ever read what I post…..if there was an Inheritance I would have her read it on the off chance she would croak from seeing the real me.

    As for this guy…more power to him. Steve died for what he belived in during a freak accident. Not his fault, not anyones fault. People like these 2 fellas show us what we keep forgetting, Nature is there and need protection by us, from us. The animals are not goin to do it themselves. They are here to survive an live on, yet can’t do that with all the messes we are making with the world. I’m no tree hugger but i know we are on borrowed time here. It won’t be long before we are looking for a way off this rock becuase the lease is due tomorrow.

    Let this guy become the next Irwin. Look at all the great things Steve did and tell me he didn’t love his job or failed in it. I hope this guy can be as gregarious as Steve.

  • http://www.raisingcoat.blogspot.com Mindkiller

    Who let the mom on!

    Now we have to watch our language….and stoof. Proper punctuation and spelling to…..oh noes. OOps messed that one up. I’m glad my mom wont ever read what I post…..if there was an Inheritance I would have her read it on the off chance she would croak from seeing the real me.

    As for this guy…more power to him. Steve died for what he belived in during a freak accident. Not his fault, not anyones fault. People like these 2 fellas show us what we keep forgetting, Nature is there and need protection by us, from us. The animals are not goin to do it themselves. They are here to survive an live on, yet can’t do that with all the messes we are making with the world. I’m no tree hugger but i know we are on borrowed time here. It won’t be long before we are looking for a way off this rock becuase the lease is due tomorrow.

    Let this guy become the next Irwin. Look at all the great things Steve did and tell me he didn’t love his job or failed in it. I hope this guy can be as gregarious as Steve.

  • yeah

    He could end up like Steve or Tim…Or…the next race car driver, the next mountain climber, the next stunt man…..

  • yeah

    He could end up like Steve or Tim…Or…the next race car driver, the next mountain climber, the next stunt man…..

  • Sowmya

    Hi , I would anyday prefer living life one day as Irwin did and Kevin’s doin . . many of us are living the safe and secure life and how do we die . . hit by a bus or die in sleep or of an illness . . . probably our death does not define or justify us . . but its how you live !

    and they did and are living their lives on their terms . . but death as it is with us they can’t control.

  • Sowmya

    Hi , I would anyday prefer living life one day as Irwin did and Kevin’s doin . . many of us are living the safe and secure life and how do we die . . hit by a bus or die in sleep or of an illness . . . probably our death does not define or justify us . . but its how you live !

    and they did and are living their lives on their terms . . but death as it is with us they can’t control.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Hey Sowmya! Thanks for stopping by.

    You make an interesting point, although I am a no in complete agreement because of cause and effect.

    I think it is one thing to die doing something normal (such as sitting on the couch when a branch falls through the roof) even if one does extraordinary things all of the time. That is a tragedy. However, if one dies doing an extraordinary thing, say lion-kissing, I would suggest that poor, headless casket-filler should have chosen a “less obviously ‘easy to become fatal’ extraordinary thing.”

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Hey Sowmya! Thanks for stopping by.

    You make an interesting point, although I am a no in complete agreement because of cause and effect.

    I think it is one thing to die doing something normal (such as sitting on the couch when a branch falls through the roof) even if one does extraordinary things all of the time. That is a tragedy. However, if one dies doing an extraordinary thing, say lion-kissing, I would suggest that poor, headless casket-filler should have chosen a “less obviously ‘easy to become fatal’ extraordinary thing.”

  • mrogi

    All it takes is one lion having a bad hair day and Mr. Richardson is history. The ego of men is boundless.

  • mrogi

    All it takes is one lion having a bad hair day and Mr. Richardson is history. The ego of men is boundless.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Mrogi,

    How true. I like your metaphor. You have keen insight on the nature of man. I just saw a show last weekend about a guy living with wolves, too. I don’t care if he raised them from pups, he’s nuts.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Mrogi,

    How true. I like your metaphor. You have keen insight on the nature of man. I just saw a show last weekend about a guy living with wolves, too. I don’t care if he raised them from pups, he’s nuts.

  • BeccaJo

    I don’t understand what everyone is so worked up about. It’s not like he’s some guy that one day woke up and said “I’m gonna start playing lions” and went out and did it. Yes, animals can be unpredictable, but so can driving in a car or flying on an airplane. But if you are close enough to the animal, it’s not really that dangerous.

    I myself ride horses, and while not many people consider it dangerous, there are those that do. But that’s not the point. The point is, I was the first one to ride him when I was 13 when he was a stallion. People called my parents crazy, but now he’s the best horse I’ve ever had, except for the fact that i’m the only one that can ride him. Anyone else get’s bucked off. It’s the same with this guy, only a little less ordinary.

  • BeccaJo

    I don’t understand what everyone is so worked up about. It’s not like he’s some guy that one day woke up and said “I’m gonna start playing lions” and went out and did it. Yes, animals can be unpredictable, but so can driving in a car or flying on an airplane. But if you are close enough to the animal, it’s not really that dangerous.

    I myself ride horses, and while not many people consider it dangerous, there are those that do. But that’s not the point. The point is, I was the first one to ride him when I was 13 when he was a stallion. People called my parents crazy, but now he’s the best horse I’ve ever had, except for the fact that i’m the only one that can ride him. Anyone else get’s bucked off. It’s the same with this guy, only a little less ordinary.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks for visiting, BeccaJo.
    I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with your view, here.

    Among many others, there are three classifications of animals: tameable, trainable, and rip your head off.

    Class 2 still falls under the caveat of “be very careful, because Class 3 may emerge at any moment.” Sure, even dogs can maul people, especially kids. That doesn’t mean no one should have dogs. Logic does dictate that you don’t put 4 pitbulls with a toddler, and those dogs fall under Class 1.

    I don’t understand why you think you can be close enough to a 1st generation non-rip-your-head-off animal to be considered “not really that dangerous.”

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks for visiting, BeccaJo.
    I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with your view, here.

    Among many others, there are three classifications of animals: tameable, trainable, and rip your head off.

    Class 2 still falls under the caveat of “be very careful, because Class 3 may emerge at any moment.” Sure, even dogs can maul people, especially kids. That doesn’t mean no one should have dogs. Logic does dictate that you don’t put 4 pitbulls with a toddler, and those dogs fall under Class 1.

    I don’t understand why you think you can be close enough to a 1st generation non-rip-your-head-off animal to be considered “not really that dangerous.”

  • Jess

    i personally think what Kevin does is amazing. He has gained the respect of lions, hyenas and many other animals that would take only the bravest of humans to tame. He doesn’t hurt them and gives them the same respect that they give him. They may be dangerous, but he trusts them and i would give up everything to be able to have his life.

  • Jess

    i personally think what Kevin does is amazing. He has gained the respect of lions, hyenas and many other animals that would take only the bravest of humans to tame. He doesn’t hurt them and gives them the same respect that they give him. They may be dangerous, but he trusts them and i would give up everything to be able to have his life.

  • dj

    He is crazy. At least to me. But my fear has no effect on what he does and i think it is pretty damn cool, what he does.

    His job is just as dangerous as any other job. With mistake comes misfortune, anywhere. To say he is more inept for disaster because he has no control over the situation is wrong. He obviously does have control. He has the choice to do it or not do it.

    The guy who walks into his simple job everyday, only to get gunned down by some asshole, didn’t see that coming.

    The guy who climbs poles so we can have electricity respects the dangers of his job. He didnt know today would be his last day either.

    At least the guy is doing what he loves. It is his passion and how can you fault him for that? I have to check out his movie. STAY SAFE!

  • dj

    He is crazy. At least to me. But my fear has no effect on what he does and i think it is pretty damn cool, what he does.

    His job is just as dangerous as any other job. With mistake comes misfortune, anywhere. To say he is more inept for disaster because he has no control over the situation is wrong. He obviously does have control. He has the choice to do it or not do it.

    The guy who walks into his simple job everyday, only to get gunned down by some asshole, didn’t see that coming.

    The guy who climbs poles so we can have electricity respects the dangers of his job. He didnt know today would be his last day either.

    At least the guy is doing what he loves. It is his passion and how can you fault him for that? I have to check out his movie. STAY SAFE!

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks for stopping by, dj. I’ll be checking out his movie, too.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Thanks for stopping by, dj. I’ll be checking out his movie, too.

  • Patti York

    I have to say it is a wonderful thing what he is doing for those Lions. I have always loved big cats and several times wished I could offer my help for such beautiful animals. I’m quite jealious really and mostly I would love to wish him the best in his dreams and hopes for these lions. If ever there was a way to help to better things for his lions….I would love to know.

  • Patti York

    I have to say it is a wonderful thing what he is doing for those Lions. I have always loved big cats and several times wished I could offer my help for such beautiful animals. I’m quite jealious really and mostly I would love to wish him the best in his dreams and hopes for these lions. If ever there was a way to help to better things for his lions….I would love to know.

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  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Patti, I’m sure they would love a bunch of fresh meat. 🙂 Thanks for leaving a note.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Perfectly Me

    Patti, I’m sure they would love a bunch of fresh meat. 🙂 Thanks for leaving a note.

  • Audrey

    Kevin Richardson is way different from Steve Irwin. Most importantly, he doesn’t distress his animal subjects by bugging them when they want to be left alone. In my observation, and as a former licensed “nuisance” wildlife trapper, animals are just like people: we might try to defend ourselves if we’re scared, and we certainly hate the violation of being man-handled. That Steve Irwin got killed by an animal is no surprise because he had no rapport with it yet handled it in a “might makes right” way that dominating beings do. As for his handling of commonly-feared animals like snakes, I always felt sorry for them because they were treated in an antagonistic fashion rather than being respected and left alone. Richardson is completely different. He doesn’t go into the wild and hassle animals. He has cared for his lions, hyenas, and others since they were tiny, and they know they can trust him because, it is obvious, he treats them with love and respect and affection. He maintains rapport with them and they with him.

  • Audrey

    Kevin Richardson is way different from Steve Irwin. Most importantly, he doesn’t distress his animal subjects by bugging them when they want to be left alone. In my observation, and as a former licensed “nuisance” wildlife trapper, animals are just like people: we might try to defend ourselves if we’re scared, and we certainly hate the violation of being man-handled. That Steve Irwin got killed by an animal is no surprise because he had no rapport with it yet handled it in a “might makes right” way that dominating beings do. As for his handling of commonly-feared animals like snakes, I always felt sorry for them because they were treated in an antagonistic fashion rather than being respected and left alone. Richardson is completely different. He doesn’t go into the wild and hassle animals. He has cared for his lions, hyenas, and others since they were tiny, and they know they can trust him because, it is obvious, he treats them with love and respect and affection. He maintains rapport with them and they with him.

  • Brigitte

    I think people are telling him to be grazzy dont know what love for animals is!
    i wrill would like to switch pleases with him.
    everytime i see these kinda things my heard breaks like its my home and my family and im so far away!
    please people who dont understand this kinda love just dont speak because you have no idea
    thank you

  • Brigitte

    I think people are telling him to be grazzy dont know what love for animals is!
    i wrill would like to switch pleases with him.
    everytime i see these kinda things my heard breaks like its my home and my family and im so far away!
    please people who dont understand this kinda love just dont speak because you have no idea
    thank you

  • Andrew

    I think what he does is amazing! Don’t you wish that you had the opportuninty to do that even once? I do, however, believe that he should quit while he is ahead…while he has a head.

  • Andrew

    I think what he does is amazing! Don’t you wish that you had the opportuninty to do that even once? I do, however, believe that he should quit while he is ahead…while he has a head.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    @Andrew:
    I do agree with that, but I still think he’s nuts. I’ve seen other videos of him. Check out the video of the Battle at Kruger. It’s not his video, but it’s so good, National Geographics just made an HD special out of it that played last Sunday. We recorded it if you want to come over and see it before we move.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    @Andrew:

    I do agree with that, but I still think he’s nuts. I’ve seen other videos of him. Check out the video of the Battle at Kruger. It’s not his video, but it’s so good, National Geographics just made an HD special out of it that played last Sunday. We recorded it if you want to come over and see it before we move.

  • Pattie York

    Now wait a minute, I believe there are people in this world that are gifted with abilities to understand such wild animals while others think they do are more likely to get hurt. But like us I believe every creature, beast, mammal has a way of communication, a language, whether if its through the body or sound they have been able to survive for years fro a reason. Its not just instincts it is more than that and that people has been proven through many species. I think he does a wonderful amazing job. And if i could I would support n follow such a person for the greater good. I would want my children and grandchildren to see these animals still here as they are in teh wild when they are walking on this earth.

  • Pattie York

    Now wait a minute, I believe there are people in this world that are gifted with abilities to understand such wild animals while others think they do are more likely to get hurt. But like us I believe every creature, beast, mammal has a way of communication, a language, whether if its through the body or sound they have been able to survive for years fro a reason. Its not just instincts it is more than that and that people has been proven through many species. I think he does a wonderful amazing job. And if i could I would support n follow such a person for the greater good. I would want my children and grandchildren to see these animals still here as they are in teh wild when they are walking on this earth.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Yes, but lions, wolves, and hyenas have been doing fine on their own for centuries when man isn’t out hunting to eliminate danger. I don’t think we need someone to lay around with them to help them survive.

    Wolves used to run rampant across Ohio and killed thousands of cattle, sheep, and children until their numbers were brought down and they moved to more secluded areas. Having someone who can live with them isn’t necessarily any reason to support and follow them, IMHO.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Yes, but lions, wolves, and hyenas have been doing fine on their own for centuries when man isn’t out hunting to eliminate danger. I don’t think we need someone to lay around with them to help them survive.

    Wolves used to run rampant across Ohio and killed thousands of cattle, sheep, and children until their numbers were brought down and they moved to more secluded areas. Having someone who can live with them isn’t necessarily any reason to support and follow them, IMHO.

  • Megan

    I think what Kevin Richardson is doing is amzing. He is doing what he loves, what else can you live for? I would also to like to clarify that he does not just walk up to WILD lions and hyenas, he has known many of them from birth and they are each in captivity. I honestly don’t understand the big deal about it, it’s not like he’s asking everybody to do what he does, he is just doing what he loves to do and there is nothing wrong with that. He is living his life to the fullest instead of wasting it doing something he hates everyday of. I say, congratulations to him for not letting what people conisder ‘normal’ or ‘safe’ to stop him from living his dream.

  • Megan

    I think what Kevin Richardson is doing is amzing. He is doing what he loves, what else can you live for? I would also to like to clarify that he does not just walk up to WILD lions and hyenas, he has known many of them from birth and they are each in captivity. I honestly don’t understand the big deal about it, it’s not like he’s asking everybody to do what he does, he is just doing what he loves to do and there is nothing wrong with that. He is living his life to the fullest instead of wasting it doing something he hates everyday of. I say, congratulations to him for not letting what people conisder ‘normal’ or ‘safe’ to stop him from living his dream.

  • Melly

    I just saw the special on this guy on dangerous companions, it wa pretty awesome. As a fan of Craig Busch i think all people that choose to live their lives to an extreme are amazing and should be respected! Does he have a tv series or anything like that about his park? Thanks.

  • Melly

    I just saw the special on this guy on dangerous companions, it wa pretty awesome. As a fan of Craig Busch i think all people that choose to live their lives to an extreme are amazing and should be respected! Does he have a tv series or anything like that about his park? Thanks.

  • Sylvia

    I need to know what is Kevin Richardson´s nationality and when did he start working whit animals.

    Thanks a lot

  • Sylvia

    I need to know what is Kevin Richardson´s nationality and when did he start working whit animals.

    Thanks a lot

  • Hayley

    Hi ,
    Iam a real kevin fan and is woder what corperation does he work for or own?, i really need to get in touch with him.
    Thanks

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      Wow! Who learned you to spell and put words in order? Vermont must be suffering something terrible.

      Do you think Kevin reads blogs looking for fans who want to get in touch with him?

      Reality check. Sorry to be so mean, but this is quite possibly the dumbest comment in over 1,500 comments on my sites, coming in just below the previous one on this article.

  • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

    Wow! Who learned you to spell and put words in order? Vermont must be suffering something terrible.

    Do you think Kevin reads blogs looking for fans who want to get in touch with him?

    Reality check. Sorry to be so mean, but this is quite possibly the dumbest comment in over 1,500 comments on my sites, coming in just below the previous one on this article.

  • Olivia

    I think its great what he is doing. He is not only creating a safe home for the lions and other animals but also is giving them love and affection. If I had the chance to do that i would take it in a heart beat.

  • Olivia

    I think its great what he is doing. He is not only creating a safe home for the lions and other animals but also is giving them love and affection. If I had the chance to do that i would take it in a heart beat.

  • Carla

    I think Kevin is doing a great thing with the Lions. I would like to do what he is doing because I love lions and animals like that. I think he has his head plugged in right, he doing something he loves .

  • Carla

    I think Kevin is doing a great thing with the Lions. I would like to do what he is doing because I love lions and animals like that. I think he has his head plugged in right, he doing something he loves .

  • Roger

    Frankly we South Africans don’t care what you think about our interactions with wildlife. Some of us do it more often that others, and are comfortable doing so, others wouldn’t do it at all. Whether you disagree, the facts remain; as is proven in this blog; he got people to notice. In order to save something, you need to bring it to people’s attention.

    As for your concern of tragic endings; our fellow humans are a greater threat and even less predictable. Life worth living has a tendency to be unpredictable, but calculated risks; not carelessness; are a reflection of the quality and ones character. I suggest you get a taste of Africa, and speak from experience

  • Roger

    Frankly we South Africans don’t care what you think about our interactions with wildlife. Some of us do it more often that others, and are comfortable doing so, others wouldn’t do it at all. Whether you disagree, the facts remain; as is proven in this blog; he got people to notice. In order to save something, you need to bring it to people’s attention.

    As for your concern of tragic endings; our fellow humans are a greater threat and even less predictable. Life worth living has a tendency to be unpredictable, but calculated risks; not carelessness; are a reflection of the quality and ones character. I suggest you get a taste of Africa, and speak from experience

  • Giant Petersen

    Jesse I dont think you understand what the man is trying to do. Hes not trying to save the animals. Its his hobbie to chill with lions and hyenas that hes known since birth. Most be people have more normal hobbies like brewing beer, smoking jerky, or cruising for 8th graders at 3 o clock.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      I didn’t say he’s trying to save a darn thing. I also don’t care to understand what he’s doing, nor can I get anyone in touch with him, nor does he read this or write on my site. I wrote this for traffic. Traffic only. Everyone can stop asking me to send him a message for them and asking me for his contact information. For all I know he’s dead by now and I just don’t care enough to do a Google search to find out.

  • Giant Petersen

    Jesse I dont think you understand what the man is trying to do. Hes not trying to save the animals. Its his hobbie to chill with lions and hyenas that hes known since birth. Most be people have more normal hobbies like brewing beer, smoking jerky, or cruising for 8th graders at 3 o clock.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      I didn’t say he’s trying to save a darn thing. I also don’t care to understand what he’s doing, nor can I get anyone in touch with him, nor does he read this or write on my site. I wrote this for traffic. Traffic only. Everyone can stop asking me to send him a message for them and asking me for his contact information. For all I know he’s dead by now and I just don’t care enough to do a Google search to find out.

  • IfeomaO

    Not at all like Threadwell, Threadwell was on crack and the bears obviously did not want him there. These lions are so obviously attached to Kevin while Threadwell always had to view from a particular distance and never never did the bears cuddle with him like those lions are doing with Kevin. I sure hope he doesn’t get killed, he’s doing an amazing job.

  • IfeomaO

    Not at all like Threadwell, Threadwell was on crack and the bears obviously did not want him there. These lions are so obviously attached to Kevin while Threadwell always had to view from a particular distance and never never did the bears cuddle with him like those lions are doing with Kevin. I sure hope he doesn’t get killed, he’s doing an amazing job.

  • Sha

    These pix of Kevin and the lions are so heartwarming and gorgeous.

    I am mesmerised…these pix will be in my heart and mind forever.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      I think I just gagged.

  • Sha

    These pix of Kevin and the lions are so heartwarming and gorgeous.

    I am mesmerised…these pix will be in my heart and mind forever.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      I think I just gagged.

  • Sonali

    Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson reminds me of Lion Man Craig Busch because they are same and that they both work with lions and other dangerous animals. I would love to see Kevin Richardson take over the Zion Wildlife Gardens and become close friends with Craig Busch

    • http://www.cffatboy.com/ Jesse Petersen

      Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match…

  • Sonali

    Lion Whisperer Kevin Richardson reminds me of Lion Man Craig Busch because they are same and that they both work with lions and other dangerous animals. I would love to see Kevin Richardson take over the Zion Wildlife Gardens and become close friends with Craig Busch

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match…

  • http://www.bencotten.net Ben

    Dude, you totally threw up the “flake flag” on this post! LOL! Gather ’round, flakes! Gather ’round!

    Reminds me of a post I did once on Miley Cyrus “for traffic”. I still get Miley flakes stopping by and making nutty comments and sending me emails.

    This dude is a fool and every sane person knows how this is likely to end. He’ll be a snack for these lions that everyone thinks are so cute. Anyone remember Sigfried and Roy? The rest of us are scared of lions for a reason. Those big claws and teeth are there for a reason.

    • http://www.cffatboy.com/ Jesse Petersen

      Yeah, it was for traffic. Period. 30+ comments so far with about 15 of them idolizing the fool that he is.

      Thanks for stopping by, Ben.

  • http://www.bencotten.net Ben

    Dude, you totally threw up the “flake flag” on this post! LOL! Gather ’round, flakes! Gather ’round!

    Reminds me of a post I did once on Miley Cyrus “for traffic”. I still get Miley flakes stopping by and making nutty comments and sending me emails.

    This dude is a fool and every sane person knows how this is likely to end. He’ll be a snack for these lions that everyone thinks are so cute. Anyone remember Sigfried and Roy? The rest of us are scared of lions for a reason. Those big claws and teeth are there for a reason.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      Yeah, it was for traffic. Period. 30+ comments so far with about 15 of them idolizing the fool that he is.

      Thanks for stopping by, Ben.

  • Sharon Brumley

    Beyond touching that someone can touch and be touched by nature the way it is meant to be. I love this man – what a heart and soul he must have. Thank you Kevin, for the entire animal kingdom! Please keep the pictures coming – they are beyond stunning.

    • http://www.cffatboy.com/ Jesse Petersen

      Keep the pictures coming?! This is an AP photo from the news from 2 years ago! He’s a nutcase.

      Just how is nature supposed to be touched anyway? That sounds so perverted.

  • Sharon Brumley

    Beyond touching that someone can touch and be touched by nature the way it is meant to be. I love this man – what a heart and soul he must have. Thank you Kevin, for the entire animal kingdom! Please keep the pictures coming – they are beyond stunning.

    • http://www.perfectlypetersen.com Jesse Petersen

      Keep the pictures coming?! This is an AP photo from the news from 2 years ago! He’s a nutcase.

      Just how is nature supposed to be touched anyway? That sounds so perverted.

  • Jana

    Have ANY of you heard or watched the story about Christian the Lion? It happened 40 years ago but it is the most heartwarming animal story I have EVER read or watched. I recently bought the DVD and the book about this magnificent, loving lion. I first saw him on video pieces of YouTube. You can also get more from Animal Planet, just type in “Christian the lion” on the site search bar. I have cried a bucket of happy and sad tears. I am absolutely hooked on Christian and can’t get enough viewing of him. Although I have been fascinated by BIG cats, Christian has COMPLETELY won my heart. Once any of you watch the TRUE story, I think you too will fall in love with Christian, his personality, his love of people and his OVERALL life. In my opinion, it is a better story than Elsa the lion of Born Free. You will be amazed. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE DVD, THE AP VIDEOS AND THE BOOK. It’s cherished forever.

  • Jana

    Have ANY of you heard or watched the story about Christian the Lion? It happened 40 years ago but it is the most heartwarming animal story I have EVER read or watched. I recently bought the DVD and the book about this magnificent, loving lion. I first saw him on video pieces of YouTube. You can also get more from Animal Planet, just type in “Christian the lion” on the site search bar. I have cried a bucket of happy and sad tears. I am absolutely hooked on Christian and can’t get enough viewing of him. Although I have been fascinated by BIG cats, Christian has COMPLETELY won my heart. Once any of you watch the TRUE story, I think you too will fall in love with Christian, his personality, his love of people and his OVERALL life. In my opinion, it is a better story than Elsa the lion of Born Free. You will be amazed. I HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE DVD, THE AP VIDEOS AND THE BOOK. It’s cherished forever.

  • Admirer

    Christian the lion is a very lucky lion indeed. Amazing what they did for him and what he became. I absolutely applaude the two gentlemen for doing that and in the end recieving unconditional love. I also love what Kevin Richardson is doing in South Africa with the lions. My heart goes out to people who care for these magnificent animals.

    But it is not all pleasant and dandy out there and many animals are still being killed as prize trophys or still being raised for Canned Hunts in Africa. Here is a guy who is not only proud of what he does but even critisizes the government where he is and talks bad about the citizens. Here is the link :

    [LINKS DELETED]

    What can one really say about those people picyured with dead lions, with smiles on their faces.

    THAT IS JUST PLAIN SICK !!!

  • Admirer

    Christian the lion is a very lucky lion indeed. Amazing what they did for him and what he became. I absolutely applaude the two gentlemen for doing that and in the end recieving unconditional love. I also love what Kevin Richardson is doing in South Africa with the lions. My heart goes out to people who care for these magnificent animals.

    But it is not all pleasant and dandy out there and many animals are still being killed as prize trophys or still being raised for Canned Hunts in Africa. Here is a guy who is not only proud of what he does but even critisizes the government where he is and talks bad about the citizens. Here is the link :

    [LINKS DELETED]

    What can one really say about those people picyured with dead lions, with smiles on their faces.

    THAT IS JUST PLAIN SICK !!!

  • Jana

    Admirer:
    Thank you for your response to my posting. I agree. I have looked at YouTube video and still pictures of Kevin Richardson quite often lately. I envy his abilities and how fortunate he is to be able to mingle with the big cats. The photographs and videos are just amazing to look at. He too is remarkable. Yes, he is proud of what he does and he should be. Africa is a tough place. There are people there, as we know, who kill these magnificent animals on a daily basis. Personally, I would like to see the killings stopped. Maybe some day soon, they will be. Let’s hope so for the sake of the animals.

  • Jana

    Admirer:
    Thank you for your response to my posting. I agree. I have looked at YouTube video and still pictures of Kevin Richardson quite often lately. I envy his abilities and how fortunate he is to be able to mingle with the big cats. The photographs and videos are just amazing to look at. He too is remarkable. Yes, he is proud of what he does and he should be. Africa is a tough place. There are people there, as we know, who kill these magnificent animals on a daily basis. Personally, I would like to see the killings stopped. Maybe some day soon, they will be. Let’s hope so for the sake of the animals.