After 70 years of being declared extinct in the country, the reintroduction of cheetahs in India is a hot topic of discussion on social media platforms. Now a video featuring a cheetah has grabbed the attention of netizens. Shared on Twitter by IFS officer Clement Ben, the clip shows a snippet from a memorable forest safari.
The video starts with a cheetah approaching a safari vehicle filled with tourists. Within a few seconds, the big cat jumps on the roof of the car and peeks through the open sun roof. As the cheetah sits on the roof, the safari guide gets up from his seat and takes out his phone to take a selfie.
However, that’s not all. The guide gets dangerously close to the animal to take the selfie. The video ends abruptly and it is not known how long the safari vehicle had to wait for the big cat to get down.
Watch the video here:
African SelfieCheetah style pic.twitter.com/WnOHkB5J9D— Clement Ben IFS (@ben_ifs) September 21, 2022
The clip has garnered over 75k views and many reactions. While one section of the internet was amazed at the bravery of the guide, most netizens pointed out how unimaginably dangerous the guide’s action was.
CHEETAH was in search of shade due to hot atmosphere.Since there was no tree nearby.. that's why Cheetah decided to take a break under the roof.— Ravindra Nagarkoti (@RavindraNagark7) September 21, 2022
Over the years animals evolved.. they clearly see tourists are neither pray nor predator— praveenAlluri (@Ugra1) September 21, 2022
Never turn your back to a big cat— Kaalia (@Kaalia268671011) September 22, 2022
selfie of decade— Danibhat (@Danibhat2) September 21, 2022
Its like Selfie with yamraj moment...— Mohit (@MohitGr4) September 22, 2022
So very wrong on all counts !— Gary Keywood (@GaryKeywood) September 22, 2022
Loved this co-existence https://t.co/WkPUh8AoqV— S. Gopalakrishnan (@gopalears) September 22, 2022
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