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My Last Day with the Lions

Scottish bank worker and singer Douglas Hamilton has become something of an Internet sensation after posting a video of himself with lion cubs on his last day volunteering at a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa.

The 27-year-old from Glasgow worked with the wild cubs for two months at the Port Elizabeth Seaview Lion Park.

Douglas said of his experience with the lions: “It was unbelievable. The animals roam free and your cabin is twenty feet away.”

He said the lions were always very affectionate and that “it definitely felt like they knew” he was leaving that day.