Saturday, January 19, 2013

Servals, Leopards and Lions, Oh My!


Another visit to the Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein = Another great day!

A serval is the only "big" cat with stripes and spots.





Me, petting the serval.


Kathy, too.


Leopard cubs.




They have a couple of Canadian wolves.  Out of place, but there as a result of rescue.



A larger leopard.



Lion cubs, enjoying the shade on  a hot day..


Lions in the distant bush.


A male white lion approaches.




Until I actually stood near one, I never really understood how powerful lions are.  Even separated by some distance still, as well as a fence, when a large gets near enough, I can feel its presence.



I can only imagine what it feels to work there, with opportunities to play like this:

video

Not certain I am brave enough to do that! I like this better.



That is the only way a leopard cub should be worn. Petting it was wonderful, too.


Kathy actually managed to attract the attention of the tiger cub, which had mostly ignored me.


How cool is that?

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