Hugging the Lions: Dean Schneider, the Swiss financier who gave up everything and went to AfricaBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/article/hugging-the-lions-dean-schneider-the-swiss-financier-who-gave-up-everything-and-went-to-africa.html
27-year-old Swiss Dean Schneider quit his job in finance and moved to South Africa, where he became the owner of the private park Akuna Mipaka Oasis with an area of 360 hectares. Now he spends all his time in nature and enjoys playing with the tame lions that live in his park.
27-year-old Swiss financier Dean Schneider worked successfully in business, but decided to follow the call of his heart. He quit his job and went to South Africa to take care of a lion pride in a nature park. Over time, he literally became akin to dangerous predators, and now his photos and videos with lions cause delight and awe on social networks.
Today, Schneider runs his own nature park in South Africa and reports on social networks, telling about his life among African predators.
Since Schneider moved to Africa, he spends almost all his time with lions and, according to him, has never been scared yet.
Dean emphasizes that the lions know him well, and explains that without this, attempts to communicate with wild animals are dangerous.
Surprisingly, Dean Schneider had never studied training and working with wild animals before. He learned all this in practice already in South Africa.
At the same time, he admits that the animals do not consider him a leader.
According to Dean, he communicates with the animals in their native language.
He thought a lot about how lions perceive the world.
Dean is sure that animal society is arranged more fairly than human society.
Now Dean is actively developing his blog on social networks, wanting to use it to "encourage people to love animals by telling about their lives." He has a lot of plans for the arrangement of the park, he absolutely does not regret the choice he made and does not plan to return to the world of finance.