Ace Bourke with Kevin Richardson ‘The Lion Whisperer’ in Sydney, June 2015

Published 29 June 2015

Ace Bourke attended a successful fund raising event in Sydney this month with guest speaker Kevin Richardson visiting from South Africa.  Kevin discussed his book Part of the Pride and answered most of my more serious questions when he delivered his talk – including the dangers he inadvertently faces even though the lions obviously adore him.

Only approximately 20,000 lions are left in the wild.  Kevin is a leading campaigner against canned hunting, and he explained how, despite the assertions of the South African government and others, canned hunting is NOT a contributor to wildlife management or conservation.

Ace Bourke with Kevin Richardson 'The Lion Whisperer' in Sydney, June 2015.

Ace Bourke with Kevin Richardson ‘The Lion Whisperer’ in Sydney, June 2015.


  1. Kathy McCulloch
    Posted July 16, 2015 at 11:22 pm | Permalink

    How awesome to see these two committed conservationists and lovers of lions together. You both are a blessing!

  2. catherine
    Posted August 7, 2015 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    with all the news coverage on the death of a magnificent lion recently in Africa by a famous american dentist, we have been researching lions only to discover the wonderful and truly excpetional story of Christian the Lion. Your work, your love and your story of Christian is something that has deeply touched us. Above all other things, we were astounded to discover that you are Australian like us !

  3. Stacey Joy Hershman D.VM.
    Posted July 2, 2016 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    As a veterinarian,animal rescuer,animal rights advocate I posted Christian’s video reunion my my FB pages stating how these men were unselfish to rescue this wild cub them let him free in the wild where he belongs. In memory of poor Cecil this story needs to be shared with everyone to educate people that wild animals are not pets or trophies.

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