When it comes to protecting their cubs, any animal can be terrifying. But it’s more than that if we’re talking about a lioness mother. Anyway, it appears that hanging out with large lions is just part of this zookeeper’s daily routine. Kevin Richardson works at a South African zoo, and nothing brings him more joy than his favorite lioness and her cubs.
Kevin can be seen in the video below having a great time with a ferocious lioness and her babies. Kevin is being kissed and cuddled by the lion, just like any loyal pet. And the man isn’t the least bit nervous as he casually pets the enormous creature.
Anyway, my heart was racing like crazy when I saw Kevin approaching the cubs. But it’s a pleasant surprise to see how the overprotective mother allowed her human friend to look after her precious little children. And it’s all done without a single care.
Every animal lover, I’m sure, is awestruck by the sight of this beautiful bond of love and trust between the lioness and her caretaker. At the end of the video, when they were all cuddled up, it just broke my heart.
Watch the video to see for yourself what a heartwarming bond of trust exists between a human and a powerful beast!