Kevin Richardson - SuperHuman 29 - The Lion Whisperer

A lion sleeps in the heart of every brave man. - Turkish Proverb


Kevin Richardson was born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 8 October 1974

History of Kevin Richardson

Kevin spent his early years in Orange Grove. His father died when he was thirteen years old.

He started his career around the age of sixteen after being given an opportunity to work with lions.

He soon made a name for himself breaking practically every safety rule that was ever created in regards to working with wild animals.

He would instead take the time and put in the effort to learn about the animals unique characteristics and end up being excepted as one of their own.

He has been active at highlighting the plight of lions throughout the world via a number of documentaries that he has been involved in producing.

Image: flickr

Image: flickr

What Is Kevin Richardson’s Superpower?

Kevin has an unusual kind of understanding with some of natures most dangerous animals.

The way he communicates and interacts with lions and hyena’s is nothing short of amazing.

If you spend a little time watching Kevin with lions, hyenas and of course the giraffe - you will notice he has an amazing gift.

There are plenty of lion tamers, and nature expert in the world. However that is not what this is about.

The bond that Kevin shows is very raw and natural. It is a super human power that he exhibits.

Learned or Genetic SuperPower?

Definitely learned, however there may be some part of his genetic makeup that enables him to have more of an affinity with wild creatures, than most men.

What Can We Learn From Kevin Richardson?

  1. That it is possible for humans and lions, hyenas etc to not only understand each other, but to have genuine love and affection for each other
  2. It doesn’t take sharp sticks and electric wands to control wild animals

Videos and Links

Kevin Richardson - Dangerous Companions

Lion Man | 60 Minutes | Kevin Richardson: “The Lion Whisperer”

Kevin Richardson Wikipedia

Lion Whisperer Website

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