More Pictures of the Leopard and Golden Retriever Friends

by Rebecca on May 27, 2010

in Unusual Friends

It’s a role reversal not commonly seen, but then the cat chasing this dog is a little larger than most. Salati, a ten-month-old leopard, and her best friend, golden retriever Tommy, like nothing more than to run amok before settling down for a friendly cuddle. The odd couple were reared together at Glen Afric Country Lodge near Pretoria in South Africa. 

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The pair lie contentedly together in the boot of the four-wheel drive ‘I take them out in the truck so they can have a good run-around together in lots of space.’ Rescued as an orphaned cub, Salati was donated by a local vet to the family-run country retreat, which helps to rehabilitate injured and destitute animals. Breeding programmes at the spectacular venue also ensure that some of their animals who will never be able to survive in the wild enjoy the good life within huge enclosures. The Brookers’ hard work has helped boost wildlife numbers in the area. They have over 200 animals across 32 species on the grounds. The stunning getaway is visited by resident guests staying at the lodge and day visitors who want to see Africa’s amazing creatures including lions, elephants and giraffes.

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