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Dangerous Companions: The Lion Whisperer - Region-free wildlife DVD

Dangerous Companions: The Lion Whisperer - Region-free wildlife DVD
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Price: £8.99
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Model: Region-free DVD
Manufacturer: Aquavision
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“Kevin Richardson was born with a unique talent: an intuition that enables him to interact and communicate with lions and hyenas – he is the Lion Whisperer”

Kevin Richardson, zoologist and self-taught animal behaviouralist, raises and works with some of the most dangerous animals known to man.

Kevin has a very intimate and unique relationship with most of the animals at the Lion Park outside Johannesburg, South Africa. He has such an intimate bond with big cats that he can spend the night curled up with them, without the slightest fear of attack.

Rather then train the animals, he persuades them, using his own, unusual methods. He does not use the common circus methods of breaking the animal's spirit with sticks and chains, instead he uses love, positive reinforcement, understanding and trust.

With this unusual method of training he has developed some exceptionally personal bonds with these animals. Kevin has become many things: a trusted ally, the dominant male of a clan of hyenas, a brother.
But most of all, he is well loved and trusted by his animal friends. He sleeps with lions, cuddles newborn hyenas and swims with lionesses.

Kevin has also produced a feature film, White Lion - Home is a Journey, based on the story of how a rare, white lion grows up 'on-the-run'. Aimed at family audiences, the film features many of the animals with which Kevin has such a close, special bond and it gets incredibly close to many magnificent lions and hyenas. We stock a Region 2 version of this DVD, for use in the UK.

Kevin lavishes his animals with unconditional love, treating each individual differently, speaking to them, hugging them and, above all, treating them with respect.
Dangerous Companions includes the following highlights:

  • Kevin’s very close relationship with two magnificent male lions: Tau and Napoleon
  • A Lioness offers her newborn cub to Kevin in an act of total trust
  • The trust displayed by the matriarch hyena when she shows Kevin her newborn cubs
  • Trelli the male hyena going for a ride in Kevin’s car
  • Close-up footage of young lion cubs and hyena cubs
  • Kevin swimming with his favourite lioness
  • The heart-breaking moment when Kevin broke the bond of trust with a lioness when he was forced to rescue her cubs by removing them from her.

English narration by Nick Boraine
Filmed by Kevin Richardson, Riaan Venter, Rodney Nombekana
Produced by Stefania Lamberti for Peartree Films Production (2005)
As seen on the National Geographic Channel and Animal Planet.

Please note:  This is a rare, imported DVD that comes without cover artwork and does not come in a full-size case - the picture shown above is for illustration purposes only. Please click on the thumbnail picture below to see a close-up photograph of the actual DVD in its case:

 For a preview of this documentary watch the YouTube clip at the bottom of this page. 


Region:             Region 2 (UK, Europe, etc)

Video format:     NTSC

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English

Subtitles:          None

Screen size:      Wide screen (16:9)

Duration:           51 mins approx



This DVD is produced in NTSC video format and will play in the UK and in any DVD player worldwide. If in doubt, please contact us.


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