There is no doubt that African big cats make up some of our most impressive predators. From the maned ‘king of the jungle’, to the elusive leopard, and the fast-as-lightning cheetah, these feline beauties have precious reputations to live up to.
Their secret methods of upholding an immaculate appearance for their paparazzi – while pulling off daring hunts and brave fights – have been recorded more than once. A daily training routine seems to emerge over and over and, we have some talented photographers to thank for revealing 6 of their best kept secrets to staying awesome.
1. Stretch every morning
A favourite yoga position of the big cat is ‘down dog ‘ (in this case down cat).
However, injuries do occur when this is practised over-enthusiastically.
2. Master the art of camouflage
Big cats like to sneak up on their prey in long African grasses, where they blend in perfectly…
…and, when the surroundings offer no grasses to hide in, they get creative.
3. Never Cry
Stubbing a toe (or paw) really, really hurts.
However big cats never, ever cry when they get hurt.
4. Pick a fight. . .
5 . . . and finish it
Kung Fu cub.
Fighting over the ladies, no doubt.
Mom is going to kill these 2 when they get home.