Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Playing with cheetah

Kragga Kamma Game Park offers visitors the awesome opportunity to interact with their two tame cheetahs.  The two brothers live right next door to the park's restaurant and although fully grown adults they are as tame as kittens.  And kittens they are.  People have the idea that big cats must be in some way different from our every day house cats, but they aren't.  As soon as you start scratching between their ears they start to purr like kittens and they just absolutely love it.  So does the visitors who go in with them.

5 comments:

  1. What a good experience. I have been meaning to try and get to Kagga Kamma - its in a most beautiful part of the world.

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  2. ooohh, i want too :) what an experience

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  3. An awesome experience. I befriended a mountain lion long ago as an animal keeper.

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  4. What a fantastic experience !

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  5. This is a fabulous photo! I love how your angle accentuates the length of the cheetah and his happy expression as he gets some loving. That's so cool that they purr! Oh, it makes me long to pet one. We love cats!

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