This man bought this lion as a cub, and when it got too big he let it go into the wild. 10 years later it was the alpha male in a nature reserve in Africa. When the guy went to see it, the lion walked up to him and gave him a big hug.
In the actress and model Tippi Hedren (mother of actress Melanie Griffith) created the Shambala Preserve after producing the film Roar. The preserve rescued exotic big cats living in captivity that had been abused or were in need of help, .