A fearless tour guide clicking a selfie with a cheetah has gone viral on the internet. Posted by IFS officer Clement Ben, the short clip shows a group of tourists sitting in a safari car. Moments later, a curious cheetah climbs onto the open-top safari car and begins to use it as a vantage point.
In the nerve-wracking video, the tour guide rises from his seat to take a selfie. Later in the video, the big cat is seen sitting inches from the guide’s head, while he is seen saying to tourists, “Don’t worry, I’m your guide.” The Cheetah, however, gave him a spectacular selfie as he explored the vehicle. The video ends abruptly, there is no information on how long the tourists waited for the cheetah to get out of the car.
Watch the video here:
African cheetah… style selfie pic.twitter.com/WnOHkB5J9D
— Clément Ben IFS (@ben_ifs) September 21, 2022
The video amassed 75,200 views, 2,789 likes and several comments. While some of the social media users were impressed by the spectacular selfie, others called it “fake in every way”. One user commented, “It’s like a selfie with the yamraj moment,” another user wrote, “CHEETAH was looking for shade due to the hot atmosphere. tree nearby…which is why Cheetah decided to take a break under the roof.” “selfie of the decade,” commented the third.
Recently, India welcomed eight cheetahs after 70 years on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday. He released three cheetahs in Kuno National Park. “The Prime Minister’s release of wild cheetahs to Kuno National Park is part of his efforts to revitalize and diversify India’s wildlife and habitat,” the PMO had said.
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