Warthog family fights cheetah about food

This video from South Africa says about itself:

Family of Warthogs Steal and Eat Cheetah‘s Meal

This proves that cheetahs have no respect shown towards them. They have been known to lose the majority of their meals to lions, hyenas, vultures and even jackals! But, now we see that we need to add warthogs to that list.

Nature can be super surprising, and often, the unexpected is exactly what you can expect when you’re at a sighting in the wild. This is exactly the kind of experience Shakera Kaloo, a 41-year-old, Chartered Accountant captured on film on the 18th of June 2020, in the Kruger National Park!

Latest Sightings’ community was so amazed by this incredible sighting, we had to catch up with Shakera to tell us more about her and her family’s experience.

“We entered the park through Crocodile Bridge and about 5 minutes into our drive, we encountered a cheetah with an impala. We were surprised, as we didn’t expect to be this lucky so soon after arriving in the park. We also haven’t seen a cheetah in the park for years – so this was really spectacular!”

“We watched a while as the cheetah sat close to the food, looking around to make sure that the coast was clear before settling down with its meal. This was when a warthog family approached and steadily made their way closer and closer to the impala!”

“Even more surprising than seeing warthogs at an impala catch was the fact that the cheetah did not even fight to protect the meal once the warthogs advanced closer to the food, and instead, walked way, submitting the impala to the warthogs.”

“I was too excited to take pictures, so my children were left with that task. When you get to a sighting, remember to take videos, because it’s incredible to be able to re-live events like this, even when it becomes a distant memory with time. This was indeed an unusual, yet interesting, sighting. We’ve always seen a warthog eating from the ground, so being able to witness a warthog actually eating meat was baffling! The fact that the cheetah did not fight or protect its meal was also very strange for us.”

“We’ve never seen a warthog doing this, nor did we know that warthogs eat meat from a carcass! The sighting ended with the cheetah walking away from the kill, and it walked along the side and sat on the signpost before moving off into the bush.”

This 2013 video is called Wild boar eat all they can find – carrion too. Only for strong stomachs!

How Zambian cheetahs hunt, video

This 2 January 2020 video from Zambia says about itself:

At Kafue National Park, one cheetah has adapted his hunting strategy to find more prey: he hunts in the forest, instead of the open plains. This flexibility is good news for the future of Africa’s most endangered big cat.

Cheetahs in Kenya, Africa, video

This 4 December 2019 video from Kenya says about itself:

Spotting A Rare Group of 8 Cheetah! | Seven Worlds, One Planet | BBC Earth

It’s rare enough to see one cheetah in the Masai Mara, so the Seven Worlds crew were ecstatic when they spotted a group of eight!

Wildebeest drives away cheetahs, video

This 17 May 2019 video from Zambia says about itself:

A Wildebeest Bull Stands Up to Two Cheetahs

A wildebeest bull takes exception to a couple of cheetahs who are feeding too close to his herd. Amazingly, he decides to take a direct stand against them, forcing them out of his territory.

Cheetahs versus rhino, video

This video from Africa says about itself:

Curious Cheetah cubs take on a Rhino – Natural World: Cheetahs Fast Track To Freedom – BBC Earth

24 January 2018

This Rhino is not having any of these curious Cheetah cubs nonsense.

The world’s fastest land animal, the cheetah, is a successful hunter not only because it is quick, but also because it can hold an incredibly still gaze while pursuing prey. For the first time, researchers have investigated the cheetah’s extraordinary sensory abilities by analyzing the speedy animal’s inner ear, an organ that is essential for maintaining body balance and adapting head posture during movement in most vertebrates: here.

Cheetahs in the Serengeti National Park adopt different strategies while eating to deal with threats from top predators such as lions or hyenas. A new study shows that male cheetahs and single females eat their prey as quickly as possible. Mothers with cubs, on the other hand, watch out for possible threats while their young are eating in order to give them enough time to eat their fill: here.

Young cheetah saved after warthog-inflicted injuries

This video says about itself:

Cute cheetah cub versus Warthog – Natural World: Cheetahs Fast Track To Freedom – BBC Earth

19 January 2018

Cheetah versus warthog – one brave cheetah cub gets more than he bargained for when he goes after a warthog.

Donald Trump gets endangered cheetahs’ fur from Saudi king

This video says about itself:

Rapid decline of cheetahs due to depleting habitat & poaching

27 December 2016

Scientists are warning that the cheetah is rapidly heading towards extinction, with depleting habitats and poaching to blame for the plummeting numbers. CCTV’s Clementine Logan reports.

From the (Conservative) Daily Telegraph in Britain:

Cheetah-fur robes and silver dagger among 83 gifts Donald Trump received from Saudi Arabia

By Emma Gatten

5 September 2017 • 7:21pm

The White House accepted 83 gifts from Saudi Arabia during a presidential visit by Donald Trump earlier this year, including cheetah and tiger fur-lined robes,

Tigers are endangered animals. Tiger products are illegal in most countries. Cheetahs are endangered. Most people found out to have cheetah fur robes or leopard fur robes get arrested by police. Apparently, there is one law for most people, and quite another law for the king of Saudi Arabia and for Donald Trump.

a silver dagger in a mother-of-pearl sheath and several swords.

Mr Trump was also gifted an artwork of himself during the visit, which took place in May this year and was his first trip abroad as president.

Previous US presidents have tended to visit neighbouring countries such as Mexico or Canada on their first foreign visits.

During the trip the US said it signed deals worth more than $350bn (£270bn) with the Saudis, including a $110m weapons deal that the White House heralded as historic in size.

The list of items was obtained via a Freedom of Information request and published by magazine The Daily Beast on Tuesday.

“Trump’s decision to visit Saudi first clearly signaled his top prioritization of America’s most profitable relationship with its number one weapons client in the world,” Sarah Leah Whitson, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Middle East and North Africa Division, told the Daily Beast.

Mecca imam slammed for claiming Trump ‘steering world to peace’. Abdul Rahman al-Sudais claims Saudi Arabia and US are leading world to peace and security, sparking outcry on social media: here.