Inside job

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Erik Scalavino

On safari in Kenya’s Masai Mara this past February, we met up with a mother cheetah and her three adolescent cubs, all of whom found our two safari vehicles most fascinating. For an hour and a half, the kids chased each other around, under, on, and a few times inside our Land Cruisers! Mom, meanwhile, lounged casually in the shade we provided. My friends, the Haraga family of California, experienced the greatest thrill when one of the curious cubs sized up an open window and leapt inside their vehicle. He meant no harm, just wanted a closer look at them. He later climbed out through the roof.

Location: Masai Mara, Kenya


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