Man sits with lion and tries to speak to camera


He may be called the “Lion Whisperer,” but conservationist Kevin Richardson sure knows how to make these cats roar. In a viral video where the lion conservationist is trying to explain how these majestic creatures are being pushed out of their natural habitat, his companion decides to chime in.

In the video that’s been viewed over 1.7 million times, Tau the lion interrupts his good friend with some loud roars — barely letting Richardson get a word in edgewise. Soon the lion behind Richardson decides to get in on the conversation, too.

In the minute-long video, Richardson patiently waits while his feline friends say what they have to — gently petting them and smiling while they roar away. Many of Richardson’s videos of his lions have gone viral. His conservation efforts, including the videos, are made in hopes of raising awareness about these creatures and their preservation.

Be sure to check out the video about for a good laugh, as well as the rest of Richardson’s YouTube channel to learn more about these beautiful animals.