Kevin Richardson’s unique relationship with some of Africa’s apex predators have opened many doors and captivated the imagination of many people throughout the world. He has presented and produced several documentaries that detail his relationships with the animals and highlight the plight of lions both in captivity and in the wild.
THE KEVIN RICHARDSON
WILDLIFE SANCTUARY’S MISSION
The Kevin Richardson Wildlife Sanctuary’s mission is to provide a self-sustaining African carnivore sanctuary for the purposes of wild species preservation. Through education, outreach and funding, our mission is to bring awareness to the rapid decline of large carnivores in Africa due to habitat loss, human-predator conflict, the illegal bush meat trade, unscrupulous hunting, disease, and illegal trade.
ON THE LIONS
There are thought to be as few as 15000-20000 lions left in the wild in Africa. Today the biggest threats lions face are habitat loss (largely due to human encroachment), human – lion conflict (retaliatory and pre-emptive killings), illegal bush meat trade (consequences which include indiscriminate snaring and prey depletion), unscrupulous trophy hunting, lion poaching (for the lion bone trade in the far east) and to a lesser extent disease.
Lion populations face a combination of these threats in the affected lion range states where numbers are declining.
Beautiful Bobcat and the gorgeous Gabby! Almost 12 years old and still looking really good.
Back in 2016, we took our young Nicholas to another facility that had a female hyena looking for love. Fast forward a few years and we were there to set Nicholas, Rafiki and their cub free into the greater game reserve. As the members on our Youtube channel know, membership does have its privileges and they were able to view the full feature length video about the release. By becoming a member, you are allowing us the ability to create more in-depth and longer videos, in which Kevin can do what needs to be done with the animals and an outside videographer can get the intimate details. For those of you who watched our video about Ischa, that is the type of intimate quality and length we are talking about. Are you ready to become part of the pride? Click the link below and become a member today.