The Lion Whisperer Plays Soccer With Some of His Majestic Furry Friends (Video)

Kevin Richardson is a zoologist and conservationist who works with orphaned lions in the southern parts of Africa. Kevin takes in orphaned cubs, raises them to adulthood and then releases them back into national parks and game preserves where they are protected.

Kevin uses the amazing bond he has with these lions to promote awareness of their declining numbers by making mind-blowing videos of him interacting with the animals as if he were one of them.

Most recently he released the video above in conjunction with Van Gils, the official tailor of the Dutch national soccer team, whose mascot is a lion.

If you enjoyed this clip, make sure to check out this video that we posted in January, where Richardson takes a bunch of GoPro cameras with him while visiting his lion companions and a pack of hyenas who he has befriended as well.

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