Adorable cheetah cub shows affection towards S’pore zookeeper who hand-raised it
Dedicated zookeepers will invariably earn trust from the animals.
The bond that they forged with the animals is incredible so much so that a mother orangutan was spotted handing over its own offspring to a zookeeper from the Singapore zoo.
That is not the only case apparently.
Abandoned cheetah cub
This is a story about a female cheetah cub named Deka who is now two and a half years old.
Here’s a photo of Deka when it was younger:
Deka was sadly abandoned at birth by an inexperienced first-time mother.
As a result, it was weak and malnourished.
However, the “tear” lines on her face are not from crying, but a physical trait to reflect the sun’s glare when hunting in the wild.
Handraised by zookeepers
With that, Deka was handraised by the zookeepers and has since grown up well in Singapore Zoo.
A recent Facebook post by Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS) on July 14 shows how well Deka has grown under the care of vets and zookeepers.
Needless to say, Deka has forged a close bond with them.
You can watch the full video here:
Top photo collage from WRS Facebook video