Popularity on the internet could help Pylyshenko garner funds for the animals.
This strange case of man and animal cohabitation happened at a private zoo situated in his yard in the city of Vasilyevka, southeastern Ukraine.
He took this measure to get money for improving the lions' living conditions, according to local media.
Lately social media has been extensively used for animal welfare.
Living with lions for five weeks to raise funds. Man vs Wild redefined?
Pylyshenko believes that this would draw attention to the plight of wild animals in private zoos.
The private zoos do not get enough funding to keep the animals well.
Pylyshenko lived in the cage with the two lions and looks perfectly comfortable with the wild pair.
Attention of the public could help private zoos get funds and support online.
He is broadcasting it on internet to attract the public's attention.
Social media reach was also seen recently when Facebook fans kept a paralysed lion alive in Brazil and pay for the medical treatments. Hope Pylyshenko's efforts pay off as well!
Zoo owner and artist, Aleksandr Pylyshenko lived for 5 weeks in the cage.
Pylyshenko decided to spend five weeks in a cage with a pair of African lions, Katya and Samson.