Adventures Travel Diaries Ukraine

Ukrainian Savannah

June 18, 2015

Who could imagine that in 80 km away from Kiev, in a village, lives a real lion named Simba?

He lives in a farmhouse and spends his days playing with dogs, cats and people who come to see him.

Sometimes he runs away and makes the people who take care of him run after him all around the village and fields to bring back home.

I went there to play with him, and I have to say that it was a game on the verge, you don’t know what to expect and all that you have is your wild instincts.

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Wearing: Escada dress

Location: Ukraine

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    Reply Sumal June 20, 2015 at 9:36 am

    This is fantastic..How those wild animals are laying near to you is unbelievable

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya June 20, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Sumal, this kitty has never been hungry in his life

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        Reply Sumal June 20, 2015 at 10:41 am

        Haha..You are lucky then

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    Reply Svetlana July 7, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    when dreams come true…

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 7, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      They should!)

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    Reply Anna July 7, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    This is my dream!!! A real lion!!!

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    Reply natashakundi July 15, 2015 at 4:05 am

    Simba is so cute, you must be very brave to have done this. Such great photography skills you have I must say!

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    Reply Emily S July 19, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    OMG How cute! How amazing that he lives on that farm like a pet dog or something.

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    Reply Sami @ Be Mindful, You're Creative July 19, 2015 at 7:52 pm

    Omg how beautiful! Simba I love that name. That last photo looks like he’s pouncing at you hopefully no one was hurt lol!

    • siniciliya
      Reply siniciliya July 20, 2015 at 6:43 am

      He was pouncing, but really, just playing )) everybody is safe

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    Reply The Trophy WifeStyle July 20, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Omg I am just loving these photos!!! Such an amazing experience this must of been!

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    Reply Gema Díaz (@iamgemadiaz) July 30, 2015 at 6:03 am

    Wow! I m so jealous. He truly is a king. That must have been such an awesome experience and lets not forget to mention how gorgeous Simba is!

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    Reply Nichole Miller July 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Oh! How adorable and what a beautiful dress! I love these pictures. You have so many amazing adventures!

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    Reply Becky @ Disney in your Day July 30, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Oh my goodness, playing with a lion sounds a little scary! You got some gorgeous pictures of him, what an incredible opportunity.

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    Reply Inspiration Indulgence July 30, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    Adorable. Your pictures are amazing!!

    • Siniciliya
      Reply Siniciliya July 30, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      Thank you!

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    Reply MaryHill July 30, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    i wish I could pet a lion. 🙂 Really amazing photos.

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      Reply Siniciliya July 30, 2015 at 7:13 pm

      I miss him so much!

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    Reply Because I Said So (@allison_ellzey) July 30, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    OMG how cool! He is so precious!

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    Reply AccidentallyAllison July 31, 2015 at 12:11 am

    Absolutely stunning. How incredible what a wonderful experience although I would have been scared out of my mind!! Good for you!

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    Reply Hiba July 31, 2015 at 12:18 am

    Oh my God this is amazing! You are so lucky to play with such a majestic creature, especially after the recent news about the lion shooting.

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    Reply Bernadette Callahan (@AimlessMoments) July 31, 2015 at 3:48 am

    OMGoodness! How sweet is he. We are animal lovers here! Great shots too!

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    Reply tp keane February 3, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    absolutely love big cats. Worked as a veterinary nurse for a while and really wanted to get up close to one. never got the chance. thanks for sharing.

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    Reply tp keane March 9, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I’d love to play with the big cats. I worked as a Veterinary Nurse for some time, hoping to see them one day… never got around to it.

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    Reply Rose Sahetapy March 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Is this big cat really tame? It’s amazing to see how you interacted with it in this distance. The photos as always are beautiful.

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