A good way of cooling off from the intense heat of South Africa is to take a dip in a river - but how about having a lioness as your bathing buddy? Most people would swim off pretty fast but for Kevin Richardson it's just another day at The Kingdom Of The White Lion reserve with big cat Meg.
The zoologist said: "Meg takes no coaxing to get her to swim. She gets like an excited dog going for a ride in a car. "People are always amazed that she doesn't rip me to pieces. Every now and again I get a claw going into me, but it's unintentional and just reconfirms to me how gentle she tries to be."