While visiting the Modisa Wildlife Project in Maun, Botswana, Dr. John Hawkins captured this amazing footage of the gleeful reunion between a lioness named Sirga and wildlife conservationist Valentin Gruener, the human who rescued her as an orphaned cub.
This is a video of my good friend Val. He is a a wildlife conservationist that raised Sirga (the Lioness) almost from birth. This guy is exceptionally inspirational. He takes her on game walks and she can even hunt on her own!
images via Valentin Gruener