Monday, February 6, 2012

Big Mancat Monday

When mum and dad were doing their drive over to Perth, they stopped for a day to see the animals at Monarto Zoo in South Australia. It is a great big open plains zoo with big natural enclosures.While there they got to visit with three handsome cheetah boys, and see them get some lunch.These boys were born as part of a breeding program. They ended up needing to be seperated from their mum as she developed an infection and were handraised, which is why their keeper is able to be so close to them.As you can see, the boys are very handsome. The sisters from their litter now live at Australia Zoo, the zoo developed by the Irwin family.

Once the cheetahboys got their bits of meat, they dragged them off to their trees to have a chomp in private. I think I need a tree to nom my noms in private.

13 comments:

Cory said...

So that's how the big cats do it? Wow...we all have to eat our food off little plates on the kitchen floor...clearly mom needs to install trees in our house so we can do it right!!!

Repositório said...

Love Cheetas!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

WOW! Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing. xx

Faye said...

Thanks for sharing these great photos!!! Our meomwy used to work for the Audubon Nature Institute (our local Zoo and Aquarium), and she got to pet two lionesses who had been hand rasied. She said when she got home that night the cats who owned her then were VERY upset with the strange smells!!! Big cats are awsome, and it is great to see them well cared for so they can live in safety.

The New Orleans Kitties

P.S. Kisses to my Pretty Suey from her Benny Grunch

Angel and Kirby said...

What a wonderful zoo. All that space for the cats to feel at home in!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Awesome! But we think that Fui and Lishy are even better-looking!

Purrs,
The Chans

Kjelle Bus said...

Now that was BIG cat´s :)
Lovely pictures on the Cheetahs !
My mom and dad saw Tigers at Kolmården Zoo a couple of years ago and they where BIG too :)

Cat with a Garden said...

We want a tree to have our noms in private too! You guys got the best ideas. Mooooooom!!!

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, what magnificent creatures those cheetahs are. We're with you ... trees for noms sound good to us, too! :)

Sparkle said...

Those cheetahs have it made! I think having a tree to drag my food under would be awesome.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

that reminds me of my doggy brother who takes his bones under the coffee table to eat them MOL!

That is wonderful that the Irwins opened a zoo...they do so much for animals...have you seen how beautiful Bindi is becoming? She has become so grown up!

The Island Cats said...

Those cheetahs are so handsome. We can tell that us cats are related!

Catherine said...

Those big kitties are so beautiful! Nature at it's finest!
xo Catherine