Ukranian man to live with lions for five weeks!

July 28th, 2011 - 10:00 am ICT by IANS  

London, July 28 (IANS) A Ukranian man has decided to spend five weeks in lions’ enclosure to watch the cubs being born.

Alexander Pylyshenko, 40, decided to move into the cage and live as the lions do after spending years working alongside the beasts.

His moving into the lions’ enclosure means that when the lions are fed, he will also be fed through the cage, and will sleep on the floorboards and playing with the big cats for five weeks, Daily Express reported.

The Ukrainian zoo owner told the Austrian Times : “One of the lions is pregnant - I plan to see the cubs being born, and spend some time with them but then I will move out.”

“The living conditions will be absolutely the same for the lions and me. We will sleep on wooden floorboards and have food given to us through bars.

“There will be four webcams planted in the cage. They will provide both experimental integrity and broadcast the ‘reality show’ on the internet”, he stated.

Pylyshenko is also a keen artist and will continue his artwork during the experiment, and any paintings created will be sold to raise money for the zoo.

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