Westlake lion trainer is the real-life version of Dr. Dolittle

Hubert Geza Wells will sign copies of his memoirs this Saturday


WILD THINGS—Above, Hubert Wells with one of his favorite lion friends, Sudan. At left, he hugs another lion, Asali. The wild animal trainer’s life is captured in his memoirs, “Lights, Camera, Lions,” complete with movie magic, adventure and the danger of working with unpredictable animals. Photos courtesy of Hubert Geza Wells The treacherous private road in the hills of Westlake Village that leads to the home of Hubert Geza Wells is emblematic of a man whose life was filled with danger.
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