Cuddle a cub
It’s a must-do tourist attraction and every year thousands of people visit facilities where they can hug a cub – South Africa’s latest plaything.
‘We play with them, they keep us amused and we keep them amused.’ And international volunteers are paying a packet to work at lion facilities where they can experience Africa’s king of the beasts one-on-one. Some volunteers believe they are saving lions in the wild by supporting petting parks and lion interaction facilities where some owners claim to be releasing their hand-reared lions back into the wild. Swiss tourist Emily has paid €1700 for a four-week working holiday.