Meet the Cheetah's
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This morning Andrew, Michelle, and Myself set off on a one and a half hour drive to Monarto. Monarto is not far from Murray Bridge and was at one time going to be developed as a "satellite city" to Adelaide. Change of government and that changed too.
Now the area is used for wildlife. "Monarto Zoo" has many types of animals on an open range area.
We were going for a special treat today. We were going to get up close to 3 male Cheetah's. When we arrived at the visitors centre we checked in to meet the Cheetah's. We were taken to the enclosure area and we were given a brief rundown on the Cheetah's and what our experience would be.
We were given the okay to go through the next gate and right into their enclosure. Wow! what a feeling. The keeper was rubbing the Cheetah's while giving us more information and because they were being cooperative, we all got to stroke the Cheetah's. It didn't take long before the Cheetah's were wanting to do other things so we got what ever photo's we could.
We were still able to get lots of photos of the Cheetah's though as we were in the enclosure for nearly an hour. The keeper checked the ears and paws etc of 1 of the Cheetah's and then it was time to feed them. A kangaroo rib was dangled for them, two of them got a piece each and the other one missed out. The keeper did give him a few small chunks of roo though.
Finally it was time to go back to the visitor centre. We decided to have brunch! Then we went on a "grasslands" tour for 25 minutes and then an "African Safari" tour that was an hour.