What a delightful movie! Since Disney filmed these adventures with younger viewers in mind, we are spared from some of the harsher realities of an African cat’s life in the wild. What we get here is still realistic, but the softer side. This film’s scenes are beautiful, sweet, inspiring, uplifting, and even suspenseful. There were moments that had me on the edge of my seat!
Kevin Richardson has a large farm outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, that serves as a sanctuary for several wild animals – including more than 30 lions! He is a self-taught animal behaviorist, and through his intuition has a remarkable ability to get to know the individual personalities of each lion on his property. This unique love and understanding for his lions has caused them in turn to love him as one of their own. I’ve included a couple videos below, in honor of Mother’s Day, where Kevin visits a very special lioness and gets to know her new cubs. He’ll tell you a little about the behavior of a mother lion as well, before and after she gives birth. May these videos brighten your day and warm your heart!