Does sleeping with a Cheetah sound crazy? We’ll for some animal lovers like Dolph C. Volker, it’s just another day on the job. A wildlife photographer from the United States, Dolph’s love for animals grew when he was overwhelmed with deep sorry as his dog passed away in his arms.
From that moment on, he decided to use to passion to improving animal care. He started by saving his vacation days and used them to volunteer at the Running Wild Cheetah Conservation in South Africa. This is an animal big cat sanctuary dedicated to protecting and preserving cheetahs and other endangered, and threatened cat species.
In the beginning, Dolph was a little hesitant to get too close to the cheetahs but now they are the best of friends. He’s befriended many cats at the sanctuary including this cheetah named Eden. He’s become so close to the animals that now he calls himself “The Cheetah Whisperer”
Dolph encountered Eden when she approached him while he was taking a nap under a tree. She walked right up to him, looked at him and decided to snuggle up with him as if he was one of her own. They now cuddle together and Dolph even lets Eden nibble, lick and groom him. This is such an fascinating friendship that has no bounds!
“I had no idea Cheetahs were so special. I’ve fallen in love with them. It’s an incredible species that truly deserve help, support, and protection,” Dolph says. He loves working with them and his YouTube channel is filled with videos of cheetahs.