This is so freakin' cool!!
The lions live in the wild and were trained by Viv Bristow, a Zimbabwe farmer. Nico says: "Viv Bristow had to flee with his lions and elephants after his farm was taken over by war veterans. Bristow provides lions, elephants and other animals for film makers and his animals have appeared in many local and international films. The person holding the poster is Frank Kasakamula, manager at Ranch Lions & Wild Things. Tourists can go on lion tours and see the lions in their natural surroundings, although visitors are not allowed to mingle with the lions as we did for these images."
Thanks to Viv and Frank for this special treat! And thanks to Nico for setting it all up. Nico and Mike Prinsloo are involved with promoting Polokwane, South Africa. Nico, who moved online from newspapers is known on the Net as NicP.
Wow! The video below is one of the most remarkable thing I've seen in months. Please watch to the end (it is less than a minute). For an additional video, please see the Polokwane YouTube channel and for additional photos (including more shots of the cute lion cubs), please check out the Polokwane Flickr page.