A curious cheetah shocked safari visitors when it jumped onto their car and poked its head through an open window. The young male jumped onto the bonnet to look for prey but with nothing in sight turned its attention to the front seat passenger Lee Whittam, 39.
He said: ‘In 21 years of guiding, this is the first time it’s happened to me. But once we’d recovered from the initial shock we enjoyed the extremely close views and inquisitive looks from this young male as he sniffed, licked and chewed bits of the vehicle that intrigued him.’
The unusual sight was captured in the northern Serengeti, Tanzania.
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The predator and her cub approached the vehicle from behind and caught the visitors to the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya by surprise.
The pair landed on the back of the truck before climbing to the top of it. The adult cheetah surveyed its territory while the cub chewed on a railing.
As the animals were distracted photographer David Newton, from Amersham in Buckinghamshire, was able to take pictures of the cheetahs.
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