The Kingdom of the White Lion, Broederstroom
The Kingdom of the White Lion Park in Broederstroom near Hartbeespoort is surely one of South Africa’s Must See animal attractions.
This lion park and wildlife sanctuary near Johannesburg and Pretoria has gained a great deal of publicity lately thanks to amazing footage of the ‘lion whisperer’ playing with full grown lions and whole prides in a manner that seems to indicate they consider him part of the family…
This is not for the benefit of tourists or putting on a show. Kevin Richardson is on a conservation mission to educate people through film productions, to make the public aware of the impact of South Africa’s ‘canned lion’ hunting industry, and save the rapidly dwindling lion populations in Southern Africa.
Take a look at the Kingdom’s website to see more incredible photos and videos of animal behaviourist and lion defender Kevin Richardson cuddling and playing with lions saved from certain death as ‘trophies’ in the canned hunting industry: The Lion Whisperer
The Kingdom is also home to a number antelope and other predator species, including hyena and leopard – and yes, he plays with them too…
Getting there: Take the R512 north from Fourways, JHB. Broederstroom is between and hour and hour and half away on the road to Hartbeespoort.
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