Animal lover shares a hug with giant feline friend

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Animal Lover Shares a Hug With Giant Feline Friend

Wildlife conservationists often have a special bond with their animals, and this man and Lioness are no exception. With over 2 million views, everyone is melting over the adorable -- but terrifying hug the lioness Sirga gave her caretaker Val. He raised the lioness for most of her life -- and it looks like true love.

The video's uploader, Jonathan Hawkins, wrote in his blog the Val takes Sirga on game walks. The video was taken near Maun, Botswana. Val works with the Modisa Wildlife Project, which "promotes sustainability and enhanced biodiversity" in the region of Botswana. Val and Sirga are clearly very close, and it seems like they'll be hugging each other for a long time.

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