He has spent several years in a South African animal conservatory, honing his skills. Animals that have recently been rescued and are not ready to make their triumphant return to the wild are taken to the conservatory to be nurtured. While this is not a simple task, Richardson makes it look easy.
In this video, Richardson is shown tending to the needs of a lioness and her cubs. As the video begins, he and the lioness are roughhousing and playing with each other, much like you or I would with one of our treasured pets.
They are clearly affectionate towards each other and there seems to a real connection between Richardson and the mother lion.