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.


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This is what a 20 year old lions teeth look like. Tau is still pretty remarkable for his age but his teeth have seen better days. Most of his carnassial teeth are all but gone, his incisors have been completely resorbed on his bottom jaw, few missing on the top and his canines rather orange looking and blunt, but in relatively good nick considering the punishment they’ve endured over the years. We watch his diet closely as chewing meat is becoming more and more difficult for him. He’s on daily meds and therefore gets cubes of meat daily which helps.
One size does not fit all when working out dietary requirements for captive lions.

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We’ve got some very exciting news for you this week: YouTube has invited Lion Whisperer TV to take part in a ‘Membership’ beta test! This new feature means that subscribers will have the opportunity to become Members of the channel, getting exclusive videos, posts and more for a monthly fee.

We cannot stress enough that regular Lion Whisperer TV will not change in any way, shape or form: this is about doing, making and filming MORE. And we want to hear your thoughts about this and whether it’s something you’d be interested in because, as ever, this channel is as much about you as it is the lions! So if you like the sound of becoming part of the pride and becoming a member, you can sign up by hitting the ‘Join’ button next to ‘Subscribe’.