Friday, September 11, 2009

Cheetah Cheetah oops I mean Tiger Tiger!

We completed our Jungle Book story today with "Tiger Tiger" where Shere Khan is killed...... but we had a very special visitor to our pack. Read on.....

As you all know, Shere Khan was lame so our first game was Tiger Soccer where they cubs had to only use one leg - just like Shere Khan!

We had lots of extra visitors today ... who joined in all the fun at cubs

Our cubs then had to cross the ravine where Mowgli had killed Shere Khan and collect items and bring them back to the den.

In relay formation each cub ran foward collected an item and raced back.

Mowgli now had Shere Khan's skin and needed to place it on the council rock. We played a circle game similar to "duck, duck, goose"

In keen anticipation for our special visitor, all cubs and parents alike were very well behaved!!

Can you see who the visitor was?
He arrived together with Rita and Monique from De Wildt Animal Sanctuary

Let me introduce you to Byron.. the beautiful Cheetah.

What a boy!

Rita gave a talk about the sanctuary and all the ambassadors they have and then each cub got an opportunity to stroke Byron.

What a special treat it was to meet Byron...

If you would like to find out more about Byron, read here.
Learn more about De Wildt Wildlife Sanctuary here on their web page and see all the wonderful work they are doing.

Till next Time
Keep Cubbing
Akela Joy


  1. WOW! How amazing! That's something we can't do round these parts!

  2. This was truly a amazing time spent with Byron who is an ambassador for his species. He travels around (when invited) with his wonderful handlers educating children in the area.

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  4. it looks like those boys and girls had so much fun, especially when they touched the cheetah. I would be more careful about that though because you do not know when an animal like a cheetah could react as the animal he/she is. I'm sure it was a great experience for them though!