This is the heart warming moment when a lioness leaped into a man’s arms and embraced him after he saved her life.
Valentin Gruener, a conservationist from Germany, found the lioness as a cub three years ago wandering around on her own having been driven out of her pride. She was facing certain death in the desert plains of Bostwana. But Valentin, who founded Modisa Wildlife Project in the country, took her in and nursed her back to health at the sanctuary.
Each time he opens the gate to her enclosure she jumps into his arms with excitement to hug him. The video, which colleague John Hawkins uploaded to YouTube, went viral after getting nearly 10 million views.