Man hugs lion, lion hugs back

I thought this was pretty neat after it went viral in my Facebook news feed yesterday. The “Lion Whisperer” as they call him, Kevin Richardson, released this video in collaboration with GoPro as we get a first-hand look at how he interacts with a couple of animals of the jungle we’re conditioned to fear: lions and hyenas. The energy and interaction between man and animal is one of surprising synchronicity. Gotta love it. I also loved the one subtle moment of Richardson chillin’ selfie style with two hyenas. And oh by the way, this video is pretty educational. Did you know the lowest level of female hyenas is still greater than the highest level of male hyena? Yeah, I didn’t either.