According to this article in the Daily Mail, “Animal behaviourist Kevin Richardson has such an intimate bond with big cats that he can spend the night curled up with them without the slightest fear of attack…lions are his favourite. He lavishes them with unconditional love, he says, treating each individual differently, speaking to them, caressing them and, above all, treating them with respect.”
The pictures of him cavorting with the big cats are INCREDIBLE. I think this one might be my favorite, though:
Now those are some good-looking creatures!