In actress Tippi Hedren ("The Birds"), established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions.
This man bought this lion as a cub, and when it got too big he let it go into the wild. 10 years later it was the alpha male in a nature reserve in Africa. When the guy went to see it, the lion walked up to him and gave him a big hug.