Lion King: 23-year-old is best friends with big cats

Handsome lion wrangler Shandor Larenty is so busy with his lions and hyenas, he has no time for romantic relationships with girls.

While his friends were out partying and enjoying their teenage years, the dedicated 24-year-old was working night shifts at The Lion Park near Johannesburg, mucking out hyenas, watching over sick lions, or doing special night feeds with injured giraffes.

While Shandor admits he's doing his 'dream job, ' the work is demanding it means he has no time for a love life.

Thankfully he does get affection from somewhere, and it's usually from his furry friends at the park.

You can see his incredible bond with the animals in the video above.