Dave Salmoni, star of the new Animal Planet Show Into The Pride, stopped by The Today Show to talk about his daring and up-close encounters with wild lions after spending 6 months with them alone in the African Bush, armed with nothing but a cane and pepper spray. He even brought a lion cub for Meredith Vieira and Ann Curry to play with.
I dunno if the video will embed but there's the link at least.
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This man is crazy. I want to play with a lion cub! q_q