Specialist behavioral patterns of wildlife, Kevin Richardson, famously learned to communicate with the beasts of prey as a pet: hug and squeeze lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, and while predators perceive it as a best friend. For his ability to find contact with animals, Kevin earned the nickname "Beast" or "animal charmer."
Kevin was born in 1974 in Johannesburg (South Africa), but has an English origin. From early childhood he cared for many animals. When Kevin was three, he brought home a toad, which was his first pet.
Not having finished training at a zoologist and physiologist after working for some time following the course, Kevin began to feel that his calling - to work with animals in direct contact. He settled in the caretaker Lion Park in Johannesburg, where a chance to work with two 7-month-lions Tau and Napoleon. His friends warned that we should not try to tame, the Lions have enough adults, but Kevin decided to try it. In the end, he made lions his friends that he could play freely, bathe and even sleep with them.
Being self-taught in the path of studying the behavioral characteristics of animals, and knowing everything is just on his experience, Kevin threw all known hitherto safety rules in dealing with predators. Despising the common notion that wild animals should be subject, breaking their spirits with sticks and chains, Kevin uses love, understanding and trust to establish personal contact with animals. It seeks to penetrate the animal's personality, to understand what makes each of them happy, upset, angry or irritable - just as a mother tries to capture the mood of her child. All of this is the reason that predators perceive Kevin as one of their own. Relationships with animals are added gradually, and are the result of much effort.
In his work, Kevin primarily relies on instinct, trying to predict how predators behave at any given moment. But still completely unable to avoid problems: once two 180-kilogram lion playfully threw Richardson on the ground, and another lioness sprang at him, slightly injuring his face, was also the case when a lion bit him, and above all, it is not without scratches. In spite of everything, from all the big cats Richardson prefers to work precisely with the lions. Calmer of all, he feels with the lions, which are known since childhood.