Meerkat Attacks Cheetah, Cheetah Mistakes It For Grooming And Starts To Purr Loudly


This is a friendly young cheetah Kinji. The animal is kept at Cheetah Experience, a not-for-profit organization in South Africa, which serves as a sanctuary for endangered and threatened species with cheetahs and meerkats among others.
Kinji likes meerkats, and frequently visits them. But as it turned out, meerkats do not feel the same because cheetah is a natural enemy for them. Feeling a threat near the predator, meerkats do everything in their power to repel the cheetah using furious attacks. However, Kinji does not interpret the attacks in this way. He perceives them as grooming and likes them very much. Kinji’s carer says that it is almost impossible to get Kinje purr but during the attacks, when meerkats scratch the cat’s fur. In the effort to hurt the animal, meerkats provide pleasurable experience for Kinji, in particular, and he starts purring loudly.