"So you want us to stay in the car?"

"Obviously."

And then Kevin Richardson, also known as the Lion Whisperer, is greeted by two 400-pound lionesses jumping up on him. This video is filmed with a GoPro camera, which literally gives you a lion's or hyena's-eye view. At one point the lions even run off the guys who remained in the car, while treating Richardson with nothing but super-sized demands for cuddles and scritches.

Richardson has written a book about his experiences as a "Lion Whisperer," which I have now added to my own reading list. Part of the Pride: My Life Among the Big Cats of Africa.

Here's a promotional video for Richardson's book:

Found via LaughingSquid.