Excited Lioness Gleefully Greets the Man Who Raised Her With a Great Big Hug

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 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!