Excited lion jumps into arms of man who raised her (video)

A wonderful video of German conservationist Valentin Gruener greeting Sirga the lioness, who he raised from birth.

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Gruener founded the Modisa Wildlife Project in Botswana, a few years back. They basically capture lions that are threatening local farms, and save them from the farmers who would otherwise kill them.

Here’s the video of Gruener greeting Sirga (or vice-versa), followed by some wonderful photos from his Facebook page.

Gruener has a great Facebook page up with lots of photos of various animals. Here are a few:

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The lion was playing with him in this shot.

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I’ll take one of each.


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