Do you want to sleep with a cheetah? It may sound insane, but some animal lovers are prepared to go to extremes to help animals, no matter how risky it may be. Dolph C. Volker, a wildlife photographer from the United States, is one of them. His love for animals grew even more vital when he cradled his dying dog in his arms and was overcome with grief.
After his dog crossed the rainbow bridge, he decided to devote his life to the betterment of animals. For this reason, he started to use up his vacation days and savings to volunteer at the Cheetah Experience. This is a sanctuary dedicated to protecting and preserving the cheetah and other endangered and threatened species in South Africa. And it was there that he became obsessed with cheetahs.
At first, Volker was a little afraid to be so close to the cheetahs, but now, they are the best of friends. He’s made a lot of friends at the sanctuary, including a cheetah named Eden. He has become so close to cheetahs that he now calls himself “The Cheetah Whisperer.”
Wolker got to know Eden when she approached him while he was taking a nap under a tree. She walked up to him and looked at him as if he belongs to the same species as her. So, she decided to snuggle up with this harmless human. They cuddle together and Volker even lets Eden nibble, lick and groom him. And that was the beginning of their beautiful, amazing, and fascinating friendship.
“I had no idea Cheetahs were so special. I’ve fallen in love with them. It’s an incredible species that truly deserve help, support, and protection,” Volker says. That’s why Volker loves to work with cheetahs, and his YouTube channel is filled with videos of Volker and his cheetah friends.