14 October 2009

Walking with Cheetahs

At the Tenikwa Wildlife Awareness Centre, we had the opportunity to walk with the Cheetahs.

They look like cats.........................

They purr like cats........................maybe a little louder...............

They have paws like dogs...............................................


It was a great experience to be walking with these big spotted felines.

11 comments:

shabby girl said...

Oh my Lord! They are just gorgeous!!! Very intelligent looking, I think they are much more cunning than we realize!

Tom said...

Hi Max
Great to see you pop up in my comment section....
I am on a roll at the moment but at time it can be a chore... but at least it keeps my mind busy... I'm fine though I over did a walk yesterday and suffered by heart beat and knee and hip joint wise... ha!
I wish I had such a cat to take pictures of... the markings are stunning.
All the best my friend... send Suzi my love.
Tom

Firefly said...

I have had the opportunity to interact with cheetahs both in Oudtshoorn and at Kragga Kamma and agree with you. They are real cats who like the attention.

NanU said...

Such magnificent animals - what a treat to get up close and pet them!

Michelle Johnson said...

Oh, how lucky you are to walk and pet this magnificent creature. He looks so content with the attention he's getting. Have a great day.

shabby girl said...

Um, I think you and I are on some kind of weird cosmic plane! Check out my blog today. Here kitty, kitty!!!

Ellie said...

Reminds me of a book I read as a kid about a little lion cub called Elsa. Looks like this cat is big and people should run...run...run :)

Glennis said...

So beautiful and they purr and you get to stroke and pat them, lucky you. Does their fur feel soft and silky like a pet cat?

Anna said...

Max-e, so adorable. Anna :)

Desertnut said...

Awesome pictures!

Picture Imperfect said...

They are amazing, thanks for sharing these shots! I learned something new... I never knew that they have paws like dogs. Fascinating!