Leopard Lady Living With Wild Cats | BEAST BUDDIES

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    FOR this conservationist, there is only one way to start her day - by hanging out with leopards. Babette De Jonge, 50, founded Wild Cats World in 2010 to help conserve endangered big cats, such as leopards, black-footed cats and African wildcats. Based in Kirkwood, South Africa, the sanctuary, started in 2012, is home to four leopards, and one cub, cheetahs, servals, caracals and Africa’s smallest cat - the black-footed cat. By building up a mutual respect with the leopards - who were rescued from exploitation - Babette has been able to work hands on with them during their rehabilitation.
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    Comments

    1. Adam D Pendragon

      They are provided a good life despite their habitat loss, hope has arisen once again..

    2. Ramdev Sapela

      How many kg of meat per day

    3. Kitten Fluffy

      Omg beautiful ty for helping them

    4. Andreas88 xfjd

      what is the name of the background music between 0:50 and 1:30 ?

    5. Ghosted

      I want 100 wild cats.

    6. Freon Stories and Poems

      This is amazing what this lady is doing for wild cats. I wish I could have my very own sanctuary. I'm such animal lover.

    7. ACG Medical

      You have them named like a Cuban band 😂.

    8. Melissa Garcia

      I wonder if you could feed them a vegan diet. JK

    9. azhar

      leopard is looking beautiful than cheetah

    10. lizard lambos

      My brother wow mom is that ar cat she got big me hooooooole cow the laty cum hear citty citty citty me agen your crazy

    11. Ardent Fan

      Leopards and tigers are the wildest of the big cats and the hardest to tame.

    12. R33C3

      I wonder if you could train them to give paw.

    13. Camelia Camelia

      So sweet!

    14. michael sullivan

      Wow, I envy this lady, I am a hopeless cat lover but never had a chance to come close to the big cats. Lovely video, thanks for sharing.

    15. Александр Горчаков

      Подозрительно добрый леопард, они ж злющие как сатана

    16. Mark Heyes

      Excellent work you are doing

    17. CaptainManzana

      Having two males together in one enclosure is not safe, especially for leopards since they are antisocial.

    18. Abii Ashraf

      We're just fascinated with the humans & wild animals bonding but in reality these people just upload these videos to attract rich people who think spending money on these animals will help them sleep better at night while. ✌️

    19. Susi Susi

      CANTIK

    20. If your Depressed drink coffee!

      When they let Felicia go someone has got to say “Bai Felicia!”

    21. Frida

      How are the cats acquired? If they are placed there after being seized from an illegal operation, they are rescued. If they are bought from game farms for example, they are not rescued, they are purchased.

    22. The Noble One

      You should breed the cats so there population doesn’t die out

    23. BC AD-Infinity

      Leopard is one of my Favorite Animals. It's awesome how gentile they are with you. It's disturbing that poachers are killing these Cats for their furs because of society's pressures due to financial stress on people. Also, expansion of land developers who only think about money in which it places Leopards, Jaguars or other wild animals close to civilization. Leopards along with many, many other Large cats are becoming extinct due to this and because people lose their livestock only because of expansion & growth in societies that Humans become these very beautiful Cats worst enemies, like the Siberian Tiger which is also being hunted and becoming extinct. It's a crying shame. Thank you for your hard work and dedication along with love for them. Peace, Grace & Mercy to you all.

      1. Freon Stories and Poems

        Leopard is one of my Favorite Animals. It's awesome how gentile they are with you. It's disturbing that poachers are killing these Cats for their furs because of society's pressures due to financial stress on people. Also, expansion of land developers who only think about money in which it places Leopards, Jaguars or other wild animals close to civilization. Leopards along with many, many other Large cats are becoming extinct due to this and because people lose their livestock only because of expansion & growth in societies that Humans become these very beautiful Cats worst enemies, like the Siberian Tiger which is also being hunted and becoming extinct. It's a crying shame. Thank you for your hard work and dedication along with love for them. Peace, Grace & Mercy to you all.

    24. easyscore

      Robber sees Beware of Leopard sign, ok next house

    25. Derek M

      What excellent examples of nature's purrfect killing machines. I am enamoured, they are perfect. Thanks for doing excellent work

    26. Kickative truth

      I personally believe these cats are descended from jaguars who left the Americas thousands of years ago to the old world aka Asia Europe and Africa

    27. Bianca Irving

      Leopards are my Fav animal

    28. Gaby Sisoko

      I am scared watch this my basic cat bite me and hurt as fk if this leopard bite ....

    29. Gang land

      She better keep a pistol because i dont trust that leopard. Anyone know if she still alive?

    30. Jane Omandam

      lovely big cats

    31. G C

      They say it is their goal to release those animals back into the wild but have they done so successfully in the past? A leopard being used to humans feeding him for years might not shy away from appoaching humans after its release. That's potentially lethal to both sides of such an encounter.

    32. Astraea Rhamnusia

      Leopards are man-eaters and will hunt humans in the wild. They are very very dangerous. She has more guts than most people I have seen who work with the big cats. Even if tamed at a young age, and seemingly non-aggressive, leopards can turn on their handlers without warning. They remain vicious wild animals - beautiful and graceful and must be protected at all costs. They are the jewels of the bush. Join the fight against poaching of Africa's wild animals.

      1. Astraea Rhamnusia

        @Gang land I live in Africa - I can tell you that there are many people walking around (the lucky ones who escaped) and who had been mauled by leopards. Most of them are missing some body parts or have scars similar to that of Great White Shark attacks.

      2. Gang land

        I dont trust that leopard. She better keep a pistol that way she got chance to fight back and survive.

    33. Donna Carol Martens

      What a sweetheart. I love wildlife rescuers. And, gorgeous leopards.

    34. polygamous1 Sozou

      side benefits No husband would ever dare even raise his voice up to her he who dares dies lol, but great job just the same lady

    35. Norizan Zakaria

      they are only need food..home n love.we share the beutiful planet..i love animals....tq for loving..

    36. ariesred777

      Today they are probably safer with you Babette than in the wild because of human folly.

    37. Crow Feathers

      Wow

    38. Natural Born Pusher

      Not your average crazy cat lady. Keep up the good work.

    39. Maximillian Keentiger

      One more amazing human.... Of course the cats have been amazing too...

    40. charlotte graham

      This reminds me of this show I used to love, fatal attractions, people being eaten by big cats and poisonous snakes and crocodiles and hippos and the like. Think I'll watch it again, to convince myself NOT to adopt a big cat myself.

    41. Faisal k

      Leopard are the most dangerous to humans

    42. mark sharp

      Love it

    43. Tudorita Capsa

      Minunați sunt si Leoparzii!... Mulțumesc pentru video 😃

    44. JAY JAY Plyz

      Leapords have lovely eyes

    45. Terry Richards

      Love felines!

    46. Denise Lothar

      Super!!!! Kisses from Brasil!

    47. Trevor Chappell

      how do you trian them

    48. urlilsolja

      She's the final boss of Cat Ladies lmao.

    49. Mariah Martinez

      My kind of dream life

    50. Akok Longkumer

      Im a animal lover but im not a fan of leopard,im a fan of tiger..i love tiger..

    51. Lyla Brown

      I love all cats so thank you for bringing them into your life and taking such good care of them

    52. will Grello

      i wanna pet mastadon

    53. Morfeus :D

      You are great people, such people if it was more ..;)

    54. Sam Ferguson

      I Hope we have big cats in uk countrysides

    55. Perry Pelican

      If you make them your friend, the chance of success in the wild is much less. They will lose their fear of humans and end up shot. Only apes are better at being released because they eat trees. Apes are great except for chimps. Chimps are dangerous. Stay away from adult chimpanzees.

    56. Joseph Mosesean

      DID YOU SEE THAT HISSING WHEN EATING BECAUSE HAY THIS IS MY FOOD & HANDS OFF EVEN IF YOU GAVE IT TO ME BUT NOW IT'S MINE

    57. Tisquantum

      Am I the only one that thinks this is great but at the same time is sad because no one really thinks to do this for children over wild animals?

    58. karuna tate

      Is that an African leopard

    59. James Latimer

      Fantastic video good luck friends

    60. vasy bylli

      You are amazing Ledy RESPECT🌷👍🐕💝

    61. Mgn

      long live the african loep

    62. John Salisbury

      Very nice, very misunderstood cats. We need to tell the indigenous African population that fall prey to these big cats, not to be afraid.

    63. Fluffy Artist

      Wish I had one!

    64. Monkey

      “We’ve provided a home for these big cats” A normal cat walks to them “Are you sure about that?”

    65. R. Lara-Moore

      I wonder if this facility/organization has information or thoughts on what might've become of some leopards that go missing from game reserves?

    66. Vinayachandran Panicker

      An elegant leopard!

    67. Ringo Taylor-Cross

      That’s sooooooo goooood

    68. Luca Nowak

      Good work. We need people like you to safe mother natures majestic animals

    69. Luca Nowak

      Lady, if your are an animal lover, train them and release them to their natural habitat, the wild

    70. LavenderLushLuxury

      wow.