I've been mindful of the many requests I had before we left to get lots of wildlife photos, and with that in mind, you'll be thrilled to hear that today I flattened the battery taking 'happy snaps' of lots of cheetahs and other endangered animals when we visited a Cheetah Conservation facility not far from Pretoria. We also patted a Cheetah while it purred like a kitten, what a buzz!
We were driven through the animal enclosures where they also had Vultures and Antelopes, African Hunting Dogs and even a brown Hyena who was like an old drunk staggering to come to the fence and see what was happening because he had just been roused from a deep sleep.
|Waiting for his feed|
|This handsome fellow was looking out for his girls and chasing off any amorous young bucks that dared to come too close|
|The girls could enjoy their dinner in peace|
|I've never been a fan of the African Hunting Dog but these guys had such colourful coats and they were very handsome and in top condition|
Notes on protecting self while in Africa: Cover your ankles with insect repellent to ward off the biting ants which I discovered really hurt and draw blood. They swarm over your shoes and attack your legs, and I got in touch with my inner African trying to stamp my feet and dance to get them off me yesterday when we went for a walk.