While visiting Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein, South Africa, a non-profit conservation project dedicated to protecting cheetahs, zoologist Dolph Volker filmed this cute and amazing footage of Kinji, the cheetah, happily purring while getting “massaged” by feisty little meerkats.
“Kinji the Cheetah is something special. He honestly tries making friends with everyone… especially the animals that live within his reach. He is very clever and extremely calm and non aggressive in nature.
Here he is at 8 months and 2 years old trying to get the meerkats to scratch him. He ends up purring to the delight of getting a grooming from these small creatures. He has no idea they want to kill him. Meerkats are territorial and do not like predators.”