Pawsitively Humane

A nonprofit organization dedicated to reversing homeless pets through education, preventative management, rescue, adoption, caring and compassion

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Gaining the Trust of a Wild Lion

 Lions Hug, Lick & Play with Human

Wildlife Animal Behaviorist Interacts with Lions


At Pawsitively Humane, Inc we come across lost pets and feral cats.  Sometimes when we come across a large, stray dog, we have to be careful because we do not know if that dog is scared, or innately vicious that the dog may suddenly bite or attack us.  We use caution.

With feral cats we know what to expect and using traps is a must to capture the cats to get them spayed/neutered or to a vet if they are injured. However, over the years, in feeding these feral cats, some cats have allowed us to pet them. This does not grant us full permission to pick them up or to bring the feral cats indoors. With daily interaction by feeding the cats and talking to them, we gain their trust. That first time they rub against your legs, or let you pet them, is a joyous moment and one you never forget. Sometimes it takes years. As time passes and the trust grows, it the most rewarding feeling.

Here is a video of a wild animal behaviorist physically interacting with large lions. The Lions are hugging and licking him. You'll love the water scene. And Lions do not like water. 

WARNING: PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS ON YOUR OWN.  This man is an expert.
Let us know what you think of this video. Post a comment below.

2 comments:

  1. I love stories like this, truly incredible.

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  2. That is so amazing and they are just incredible!

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