(Scroll down for video) The non-profit Cheetah Experience in Bloemfontein, South Africa is committed to protecting Africa's endangered big cats--including cheetahs, leopards, lions, African wild cats, tigers, and more. Beyond protection from poachers, Cheetah Experience has also initiated protective breeding programs aimed at bringing the numbers of these majestic, endangered big cats up and ultimately releasing them into protected habitats that will allow them to live, love, and hunt as they were always meant to without having to fear human hunters or environmental encroachment.
Gemini is a little black leopard who was born at Cheetah Experience in 2016. Gemini didn't get the best start in life when her mother rejected her as a cub. Fortunately for Gemini, Cheetah Experience staff and volunteers were there to take over her care and help this black beauty live up to the full potential of her feisty personality. As the Cheetah Experience website notes, "Although she is well known to be a bit crazy at times, when Gemini chooses to show you her softer side she sure knows how to win your heart."
That crazy and loving side of Gemini's personality is more than apparent in the video below! We don't know about you, but seeing the obvious love and understanding between this human and the black leopard whose life she saved makes us feel warm and fuzzy all the way down to the tips of our toes. Check it out below!
Now that's what love looks like!