Cheetahs are the fastest animals on the planet, able to reach speeds up to 75 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0-60 m.p.h. in just three seconds. They can be found in the wilds of Africa, certain parts the Middle East, and, at one time, in the jungles of India. Cheetahs are fierce predators who eat their prey immediately after the kill, but this video shows a very different side to them.
Dolph C. Volker was volunteering at Cheetah Experience, a South African organization that provides tourists with a wilderness experience while simultaneously engaging them in conservation efforts. This cheetah, named Eden, is a particularly friendly female with a gentle spirit who serves as a therapeutic companion for another disabled female cheetah at the park. According to Volker, she is gentle and cuddly with anyone who lets her. He also adds that after a few days, she learned to adjust the pressure of her bites and nips so as to not hurt him.