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2009-11-06 11:22:49
i want to grow up to be kevin richardson.....altho, i'm only 60 years young...lol...but i have so much love and respect for kevin's work and passion...thank you kevin for being YOU....peace and love, jackie
2009-01-04 19:14:10
Man, this guy must absolutely REEK after a day of this! I was also expecing the last picture to be of him being mauled. I'd rather see thiese animals from a distance, living their own wild lives, than being patronized by an attention-hungry daredevil.
2008-12-27 12:10:16
I found the following on a website: LION WHISPERER There are lion tamers, and then there are lion tamers. Animal behaviorist Kevin Richardson has such an incredible gift with wild animals that he can spend the night curled up with lions without trepidation or fear of being attacked. Cheetahs, leopards and hyenas hold no threat to him. Richardson is based in a wildlife conservation area near Johannesburg in South Africa, where he works his unusual gift with wild animals. Animal behaviorists typically study the behavior of social groups of animals and the social structure within them. Kevin is so instinctively in tune with these beasts that volatile mother hyenas even allow him to hold their newborn cubs without leaping to the rescue in attack. But lions are his favorite. He lavishes them with unconditional love, he says, treating each individual differently, speaking to them, caressing them, and above all, treating them with respect, reports Daily Mail. Kevin Richardson was a former student of human physiology, working with pre and post-operative human patients. Some people have the ability to connect with beasts and animals better than they do with humans. Kevin turned to animals ten years ago when he decided that he could trust a lion over human beings. After a close encounter with an aggressive 4-year-old male in his early days, he learned a lesson he would never forget. The animal pinned him to the ground and started biting him until Kevin’s instinct to display passive behavior stopped the lion in its tracks. Cooperative behavior in wild animals is often limited to kin and reciprocating partners, and is rarely extended to unfamiliar individuals. Kevin says he is most confident with animals he has known since birth, but claims he can become close friends with any lion less than a year old, when it’s still flexible enough to accept him as part of its own pride. “I have to rely on my own instincts to gauge an animal or a situation, and I will not approach a creature if something doesn’t feel right.” he says. Many modern animal trainers use positive reinforcement — following a desired behavior with something worthwhile to the animal and the behavior will increase — and negative punishment — withdrawing something the animal wants when he performs undesirable behaviors. Kevin states, “I don’t use sticks, whips or chains, just patience. It may be dangerous, but this is a passion for me, not a job.”
2008-12-26 10:32:56
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2008-09-23 21:39:40
What a bunch of grumpy gits write these comments! I thought it was about the pictures.
2008-07-05 07:09:54
what a dumbass
2008-07-02 23:42:09
Thanks for clarifying. Makes it a bit more believable. Perhaps 'whisperer' is a misnomer...
2008-07-02 04:27:36
A magic series. Thanks for posting it Tiadoc.com.
2008-07-02 04:15:15
the gayest animals i've ever seen...
2008-07-02 02:47:33
I would be most concerned about the Hyenas, although I've heard that they are easy to tame than Lions. Am I sick because I was thinking the last frame in the series would be of the guy in the pictures being mauled (ala Mitch Graves' comment)? ;-P
2008-07-01 20:37:35
Hot threesome with lionesses? I suppose its better than nothin.
2008-07-01 13:26:16
it is nice. but unfortunatly some time the animals dont like to be freind and looking a person as same as a dinner.take care
2008-07-01 12:38:24
Still, it leaves me with a little smile
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2008-07-01 10:39:50
Don't be fooled. This guy does not go out into the bush and cuddle these cats etc. He raised all these. If he tried this with truly wild ones he's suffer the same fate as that moron who "lived" with his "friends" the bears.