The Lion Whisperer

Submitted by: techgeek07 6 years ago in Entertainment

Seven minutes of awesome, win, and aww.
There are 59 comments:
Male 18
thats just amazing
the fact he has such courage to interact with these animals.most people including natives would normally stay away from lions and such. so crazy man in the vid you have my respect
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Male 944
aw man those animals really love him...i came in here thinking i was ganna say something sarcastic or lame about this vid...but its freakin amazing...jus wow
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Female 289
Yeah at first I thought this was fake only because I was jealous and want to have that experience =[
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Female 45
wish i was that guy..
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Female 235
Incredible. Those animals are absolutely beautiful. He is a lucky man to experience them like that.
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Male 46
that was pretty amazing to watch. thankz.
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Female 93
watching this with my kitty in my lap, awwww. : )
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Female 346
That was so beautiful!
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Male 2
for everyone talking about timothy treadwell, it was an old, starving bear that wasn`t from the area. in 13 seasons out in alaska, he was attacked by one bear. most people have a higher chance of getting attacked by one in their hometowns!
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Female 695
If I`m remembering correctly, that footage near the end is really amazing because that lioness was afraid to go into the water, but when this guy waded in she followed him.

This is amazing.
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Female 965
I WANT TO BE THIS MAN.
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Male 2,424
Real life beast master!

If I was this dude, I would travel the wilderness with furry underpants, and a sword, fighting injustice.
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Female 444
Kitteh!
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Male 27
My life sucks.
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Female 4,039
All I did was try to pull some random lint/string/hair UFO from my cat`s mouth this morning and it looks like I went five rounds with a cactus.
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Male 28
Steve Irwin was pretty cool too - and we all know what happened to him! I`m guessing this guy will get the chomp at some point.
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Male 4,594
I hope the lion eats him... Even better if days later, the lion then dies because the dude becomes a bowel obstruction.

Two birds, one stone.
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Male 2,050
awwwwwwesome
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Male 541
Holy moly! LION WRESTLING FTW
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Male 6,694
He must be a Leo.
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Female 316
This is truly awesome! Quite a nice way to start out a Monday.

It makes me wonder if he covers himself in some sort of lion catnip or happy lion pheromone that makes the lions think he`s no threat in any way. Most of those lions looked like my cats when they were high on catnip.

And yeah, I`m totally jealous. :-P
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Female 92
awww :D
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Female 497
That man is one of the luckiest people in the world. I would love to be doing that!
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Female 877
awww he`s sooo sweet. i wanna adopt him! I`m gonna love him and pet him and squeeze him and call him George
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Female 3,828
4 things

1. good post.
2. pmarren didnt comment? lions ARE cats
3. LOL @ elmustache!
4. lions know how to play gentle- dogs are strong, too, and a very large one could kill you. yet, they usually go their entire lives without biting anyone.
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Male 12,365
[quote]awwww this is so adorable. But sheesh, when I think about how painful it is to "play" with a pack of puppies, I cannot imagine playing with lions.[/quote]

That struck me as well. A male lion can easily weigh as much as two big men. If one of them flops onto you while you`re rolling around playing with them, it`s going to hurt. A playful swat from a lion could break your ribs. They`ve really got to scale it down to play safely with a human.

The thing is, though - he`s been doing it for years and he isn`t dead. So clearly the lions can and do scale it down.
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Male 621
<3 that was so cute :3
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Female 35
awwww this is so adorable. But sheesh, when I think about how painful it is to "play" with a pack of puppies, I cannot imagine playing with lions.
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Male 549
although this guy seems to be cool with the cats, never could i imagine a lion to lose its instinct and "accidentally" swipe his face off with 1/10th of its strength.
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Female 61
big kitties!
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Male 20
Animal Planet had a special on him a few months back and he raises the lions from cubs. He also raises hyenas. It was a pretty good special. He also has a giraffe. Just saying.
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Female 67
Coolest thing ever!! I was personally impressed that he was allowed to hold the lion cubs without mom tearing him apart....really neat!
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Female 1,386
Watch this guy pull a Steve Irwin... everyone will expect him to be lion food and he`ll end up dying by something weird like an anteater.
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Male 648
@ mykunter

That "guy" didnt raise those bears...it would seem this guy is part of the cat`s lives from the time they are cubs. Reguardless, as much as i admire the connection this guy makes with these beautiful animals, and the wonderful time he must have with them...its still a scary thing to be that vulnerable with giant killing machines.
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Male 12,365
[quote]They are like dogs almost, the way they jump all over that man and play with him.[/quote]

Lions are pack animals to an extent that`s very unusual in cats. Since dogs are the pack animal we`re most familiar with by a huge margin, it`s easy for us to see pack animal aspects of lion behaviour as being like dogs.
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Male 12,365
[quote]His life insurance rates must be sky high.[/quote]

Imagine you`re making decisions for an insurance company. Would you ensure him at all? An adult lion can easily kill a human without even meaning to. On the other hand, these lions are clearly pleased to see him and to have him around.
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Male 2,436
Ummmm... oh yeah, who was that guy that used to play with the bears?
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Male 1,252
Teabagged @ 4:01. makes it allll worthwhile.
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Female 2,549
I am insanely jealous, he is living my life.
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Female 697
Kevin Richardson is a wonderful man. I`ve studied him a bit, learned what he does and how he does it. What he does is truly respectable, unlike some. He is a role model
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Male 5,194
>>yeah, it was all cute when Sigfreid and Roy did this too, until one day . . .

LOL!
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Male 1,452
this guy can use this trick to get loads of women (i was about to say pussy but that would be stupid)
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Female 31
I know that they`re wild animals and extremely dangerous predators...

...But this video still made me go, "KITTY!"
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Male 38,511
yeah, it was all cute when Sigfreid and Roy did this too, until one day . . .
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Male 2,402
That ws pretty cool. It`s amazing how a good scratch just melts the other species.
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Male 456
They are like dogs almost, the way they jump all over that man and play with him. My cat would never do all that lol
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Male 1,625
I watched this whole thing waiting for it to say kevin richardson 19 blah blah - 2009.
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Female 245
... I want to be this guy! 8D
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Male 3,431
I`ll bet Tim Treadwell thought the same way. These creatures eat meat, and we`re meat.
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Male 1,548
BeastMaster!!!
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Male 25,416
He is so game, lets see how long this lasts!
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Male 158
Aww of the day fo` sho`.
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Male 2,005
well lions are like cats only they`re bigger and sees us as food, in this case they use someone as a bait to lure in more "food"
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Male 252
I bet he gets all kinds of cut and bruises when they "play" with him. Looks painful and not fun at all
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Male 328
sooo whens the part when he gets eaten?
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Male 49
Can anyone explain why was there an olympic skier zipping his pants at the lion at 1:19?
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Male 394
His life insurance rates must be sky high.
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Male 569
whoa.
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Male 2,593
Link: The Lion Whisperer [Rate Link] - Seven minutes of awesome, win, and aww.
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