BY MADHAV KOCHUNNI
LOUNGING WITH THE
The trip to Zambia was a lifetime opportunity. From landing in Lusaka to living in the sugarcane farm, standing precipitously close to the thundering falls, walking with the lions, lounging with the cheetahs, and living in a game park amid wild animals....
Cheetahs can attain speeds from 0 to 90 kms in three seconds!
At such high speeds most animals cannot see, but the cheetah has an image stablizer built in.
At top speeds their head is the only part of the body which remains steady; the tail acts as a rudder.
The cheetah has tear marks on its face which helps reduce the glare during hunting in harsh sunlight.
WALKING WITH THE
"Their killer instincts are very much intact. They are not tamed." Faria, the lion minder.
"Their killing instincts are very much intact. They are not tamed." - Faria, the lion minder
“When you get near them, crouch down, or they will feel threatened and attack!" - Faria
Holding the lioness by the tail and going for a short walk is not a daily occurrence!
“Always approach them from behind. Pet them firmly; otherwise, they will feel tickled. - Faria
The charge of the heavy brigade!
Last of the rhinos: Built like a tank
Victoria Falls: The smoke that thunders!
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