The photos I am posting today for "Saturday's Critters" and "Camera Critters" show one of the most exciting and fascinating days of my life.
Monarto Zoo is a free range zoo 50kms out of Adelaide. They specialise in endangered species from Africa and Asia. The rhinos I posted last week were bred there.
Several years ago they bred the first cheetah to be bred in captivity, followed a few years later by a litter of five. The cubs had to be hand reared as the mother contracted an infection and was unable to feed or mother them. So quiet and biddable were the cubs that they were used to promote endangered species. A Meet the Cheetahs program was established.
Don and I were given a wonderful Christmas present - a hands on experience with the cheetahs.
Several of these cheetahs went to other zoos to join their breeding programs. Follow the cheetah link above to learn more about the cheetahs of maonarto Zoo.
Liz Needle - linking with "Saturday's Critters" and "Camera Critters".