They seem like cats, but can kill 20 sheep in one night. People call them evil (because they don’t eat all their kills), but if you had heard them purr – you would argue otherwise.
We have a lot to do here at Harnas. Volunteering is not a vacation. These last days I have been on foodprep, which means that I have been cutting vegetables, seperating donkeymeat from the donkey’s bones and fur, and been feeding the animals. The adult cheetahs are by far the coolest animals to feed. They get up on a platform and eat from bowls we hold in front of them.
After foodprep we have animal interaction. There are many animals you can interact with, and my favorites this far are the two caracals; Bonnie and Jesse. They’re lazy and love to sleep, but sometimes they’re also playful and can keep going for what seems like forever – in 45 degrees (celsius). I like to sit with them and read. They lay down beside me and want me to pet them. It’s surreal, but brings a calm I have never experienced before. One you can only achive in the quiet purr of a wild, but friendly, animal that enjoys your company as much as you enjoy his.
I hope everyone is having a great week, and if you have any questions, about Harnas, volunteering, or anything – feel free to ask!
Caracals spooning ❤
P.S. Okay, I’ll admit it, almost as much as I enjoy their company…