Cheetahs like all other big cats are a blessing of the nature. They are such beautiful, majestic creatures, yet they’re extremely dangerous as well. Therefore, turning your back when such a large feline is approaching isn’t a good idea, at all.
However, the big cat expert Dolph Volker decided to find out what happens when he turns his back to those creatures. A truly conservationist, Dolph is constantly raising awareness for endangered species and he spends his savings and holidays working as a volunteer at the Cheetah Experience in South Africa. Therefore, he’s very familiar with those large animals and still, he doesn’t know what their reaction would be.
“I compare ambush styles of leopards versus cheetahs in my second installment of turning my back to big cats. I wanted to show the comparison between leopards and cheetahs this time,” Dolph says. ” This is a simple test but does show the nature of these different cats when it comes to approach of their prey. Both have the instinct of ambush, but leopards are masters of it while cheetahs depend mostly on their speed.”
More than that, Dolph wants to show the whole world the beautiful side of these majestic animals, So people to respect and protect them more. “Many people see Cheetahs hunting, running, resting, or raising their young in documentaries, TV, or zoos. I wanted to show people the up-close and personal side of Cheetahs,”he said.
And the result was quite surprising, even for him. “I was pleasantly surprised how wonderful their personalities can be. Cheetahs are not considered a ‘social’ cat but they love, display affection, love attention and very interactive,” the conservationist said.
Watch his experimental video, here: