Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land, and whether they’re chasing down a gazelle or running after their buddies in an enclosure, they have an instinctive need to put that speed to use regularly.
When cheetah whisperer Dolph C. Volker of South Africa wanted to exercise his cheetahs—and he didn’t exactly have a herd of antelopes to send them after—he had to get a little bit creative. Enter an enormous soccer ball!
The adorable felines didn’t indulge in a classic soccer game, however. In fact, when these big cats got going, what unfolded might be enough to leave you absolutely speechless! [Credit: Dolph C. Volker]