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'Lion Whisperer' tries to talk about lions, is repeatedly interrupted by lions

'Lion Whisperer' Tries to Talk About Lion Conservation, Is Repeatedly Interrupted By Lions

One of the world's most recognizable animal behaviorists tries to get a message out about lion conservation, but the lions won't let him get a word in edgewise.



Nicknamed 'The Lion Whisperer,' Kevin Richardson is known for his astonishing rapport with lions at his Wildlife Sanctuary in South Africa. Last year, a video of him hugging and snuggling with fully grown lions garnering nearly 19 million times on YouTube.

'Lion Whisperer' Hugs and Snuggles African Lions in Amazing Video

To commemorate World Lion Day, Richardson released a new video where he begins to explain the plight of the lions -- a plight a lion named Tau seems to be equally passionate about.

At the mention of the habitat loss, Tau starts growling and howling. Richardson passes the time by lip-syncing along and getting a friendly pat from another cuddly lion.

Finally, Tau finishes his speech ... and Richardson is able to continue.

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bambi4318.barbara August 09 2014 at 9:25 AM

This story would have been much better without so much talk from the newscaster.

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Marven Gardens August 09 2014 at 5:44 AM

A fitting story now that we are in the zodiac sign of Leo.

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onewindwalker01 Marven Gardens August 09 2014 at 9:37 AM

hahaha, right on! :-)

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bachsa777 Marven Gardens August 09 2014 at 10:32 PM

Donate to the WWF! Help Tau and his family!

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rwitchwoman63 August 09 2014 at 9:22 AM

Great job Tau....So adorable!!!!

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somewhatamazed August 09 2014 at 9:53 AM

Very amazing. Sad that humans can't take a lesson from the critters in the photos.

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tpart somewhatamazed August 09 2014 at 2:22 PM

What lesson should I learn ?

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green gate farm tpart August 09 2014 at 10:38 PM

The lesson is getting along with someone unlike yourself. Makes for a less violent world.

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Marven Gardens August 09 2014 at 5:42 AM

Absolutely adorable. Thank you for sharing this story with us, AOL.

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onewindwalker01 Marven Gardens August 09 2014 at 9:26 AM

Yes, it is a wonderful story and mini-vid to watch! EVERY SINGLE DAY we need a heartwarming story to see and read about, with this INSANITY going on in the world that we're basically forcefed to see/read about everytime we open our browser/tv, news paper, etc! AOL.. GOOD and WONDERFUL news EVERYDAY, please!

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valfields44 onewindwalker01 August 09 2014 at 1:41 PM

Have you ever been on safari in Africa? Most of the animals travel wide areas, many miles. It's cruel to confine them in an animal park that cannot possibly have the space they really need,

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Marven Gardens onewindwalker01 August 09 2014 at 3:16 PM

I * totally * agree with you.

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bachsa777 Marven Gardens August 09 2014 at 10:35 PM

If you loved this please donate to WWF! I do when I can. I speak FOR the animals! Let us all do the same. Thank You.

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Yvonne August 09 2014 at 9:02 AM

The guy is adorable too!

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Anne Boleyns Crown August 09 2014 at 7:12 AM

I want to be this man. I have always wanted to snuggle with huge cats.

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sgregg38 August 09 2014 at 6:46 AM

Just beautful!!

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wparschau sgregg38 August 09 2014 at 8:42 PM

Yes it is beautiful and heart warming to see this in the terrible times, we live in !

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Kate August 09 2014 at 10:36 AM

Pretty amazing stuff. I hope nothing happens to him in the long run, as he obviously cares very deeply about their plight.

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onewindwalker01 Kate August 09 2014 at 11:05 AM

HIS KIND.. makes LOVE (in any form or shape), go 'round the world, million times over, every time!!

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rcsyes August 09 2014 at 11:27 AM

I see the future. Wild lions that (although raised from cubs) always remain wild, attack and kill their beloved Lion Whisperer. I wish him and the lions lots of luck, but wild animals attack and kill. The two most famous lion/tiger tamers who worked the circus (Siegfriend and Roy). Just check google for those events. It looks so sweet and cuddly, but it is so very dangerous. Those of you who think it's such a wonderful story are just delusional. Lions, are NOT ***** cats.

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