South Africa, 2018


As we all know, in Norse mythology Thor was the god of thunder and lightning.
Kevin Richardson – The Lion Whisperer – had a favourite white lion on his
wildlife sanctuary which he named Thor and the two built up a remarkable and
trusting bond. Thor was magnificent and handsome – truly the stuff of
On the evening of December 5, 2013, Kevin struggled to sleep, as violent
storms swept across the veldt and he had a premonition that something was
wrong. He went to check on his lions and his instincts were sadly right – Thor
had been struck by lightning and killed. This is no myth or fable – it is the
heartbreaking reality. Astonishingly, it was also the day, that Nelson Mandela –
the lion of Africa passed away – less than an hour’s drive from where Thor had
been struck by lightning.
This remains one of the most extraordinary stories I have heard in the wild and
hints at dark powers somewhere up in the sky. You could not make it up.
White Lions are a colour mutation of the lion and rarely found outside the
Timbavati region of South Africa. To Kevin, Thor was unique and seemingly
irreplaceable. But over time, the wounds healed and it was a spiritual moment
to recently find that there was a beautiful new three-year old white lion in the
It must have been an emotional and difficult decision – but Kevin has named
him Thor. He is a stunner – just like his namesake.


Digital Pigment Print on Archival
315gsm Hahnemuhle Photo Rag Baryta Paper
Frame included
Hand signed and numbered on the front by the artist
Includes a Certificate of Authenticity


Available Sizes (Framed Size)
XL: 93” x 81” (236 cm x 205 cm)

Large: 82″ x 71″ (208 cm x 180 cm)
Standard: 59” x 52” (150 cm x 132 cm)

Available Editions
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