Tamed by Mr Tickle

Daily Mail - - sandra Parsons -

IF any­one else tried to play This Lit­tle Piggy with a ful­ly­grown lion, they’d be in dan­ger of go­ing wee wee wee all the way to ca­su­alty.

But Alex Lar­enty, the fear­less and highly skilled an­i­mal han­dler at The Lion Park near Jo­han­nes­burg, is in com­plete con­trol of this sit­u­a­tion.

The beast hav­ing its paw tick­led is nine-year-old Jamu (weight 550lb). ‘He loves it – it’s his favourite game,’ said Mr Lar­enty, a 50year-old Briton who moved to Africa from Ox­ford­shire.


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