Lions don’t like people. If you’re crazy enough to approach them and have experience working with them, they may tolerate you, but that’s where their patience ends. All of that, however, doesn’t apply to this guy, who spends most of his life with these majestic cats both in the wild and in enclosures. With that much time spent with lions, it’s understandable that they grew accustomed to him, but even so, coming between lioness and her cubs is just crazy.
Will the proud mom have enough trust in this human to let him handle her newborn babies or will her instincts for protecting her offspring prevail? Would you bet your life on the answer? This guy did.