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Impala jumps into tourist car to escape Cheetahs

on July 12, 2013

One of the greatest things to do in South Africa is to go on a wildlife safari. There is something surreal about being able to be a spectator of all the interactions between species, especially predators and prey, while staying in the safety and comfort of a vehicle.

However sometimes unpredictable situations happen like in the case of a group of tourists in the Kruger National Park watching something that we all aspire to watch on a safari, cheetahs chasing a herd of impalas.

The herd was racing and jumping trying to escape the high-speed predators when one of them decided that the best way to do this was to leap inside the open window of a car.

Check out the following sequence of photos and video to find out what happened.

 

Herd of Impalas (Aepycerus melampus) running away and leaping from Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in the Kruger National Park in South Africa

Herd of Impalas (Aepycerus melampus) running away and leaping from Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Herd of Impalas (Aepycerus melampus) running away and leaping from Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in the Kruger National Park in South Africa

Herd of Impalas (Aepycerus melampus) running away and leaping from Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) in the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) leaping into a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) that leaps into a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) leaping into a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) that leaps into a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) leaping into a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) that leaps into a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) already inside a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus) chasing an Impala (Aepycerus melampus) already inside a tourist car in the Kruger National Park, South Africa.

Check out the video to find out what happened to the Impala!

I guess it was a good (and very confusing) day for the Impala and not so good day for the hungry cheetahs..

 

Até à próxima!

~Sofia.


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4 responses to “Impala jumps into tourist car to escape Cheetahs

  1. iarxiv says:

    Great video of a creative impala!

  2. Carley says:

    How do I sign up for your posts? I don’t know how to
    do it and don’t want to miss your next ones.

    • Wildlife TV says:

      Hi Carley,
      Thank you so much for your support.
      If you are a wordpress member you can just click the top left option: “Follow”.
      If you don’t have an account or you just prefer to follow the blog by e-mail you can click the “Follow Me” option just below the “Follow us by Email” in the front page and add your e-mail there.
      I apologise for the late reply, we’ve been without internet for the past 5 months!
      ~Sofia.

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