Dolph Volker is an animal lover who has a special fondness for cheetahs. During the summers of 2014 and 2015, Dolph volunteered at the South African non-profit organization Cheetah Experience, which specializes in breeding cheetahs.
It was there that Dolph met Eden, a very friendly and gentle three-year-old female cheetah.
You could say that it was love at first sight: from the moment Eden met Dolph she didn’t want to leave his side.
One day when Dolph was napping under a tree, Eden did something extraordinary: she crept toward him, lay down and, after a little grooming, snuggled up and fell asleep herself. After waking up he captured her (sometimes dangerous!) affection in this adorable video:
Cheetahs are usually fierce predators and are the fastest land animals in the world. Here though, we get to see another aspect of these gorgeous felines: their affectionate side. Eden has warmed the heart of cuddling fans all over the world since Dolph uploaded this video.
Let’s hope Dolph continues to pursue his passion for befriending these beautiful creatures and makes more videos soon so we can share in his experience!