Rare, unseen photographs of one of the most endangered animals in the world has been released by British conservationist and founder of the most technically advanced animal conservation park in history, Richard Prinsloo Curson.
Filmed alongside one of the world’s leading Cheetah experts, Riana van Nieuwenhuizen, Prinsloo Curson said; “Cheetah’s generate 4 times the maximum power output of Usain Bolt when they sprint. Their maneuverability is unmatched by any other animal, yet here we were filming a fully grown wild adult Cheetah strolling over and lick Riana’s face and hair. It was extraordinary and humbling”.
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Sitting perfectly still with a 150lb Cheetah gently licking her face and hair, Riana van Nieuwenhuizen said; “there is so much we do not know about animals and Cheetah’s especially, It is about respect. You let them lead the way and I never follow.”
A film crew and photographic team has followed Richard Prinsloo Curson and his partner Hein Prinsloo Curson on every aspect of their plans to build the most technically advanced conservation park in history. The journey to build Noah’s Ark has included seeking approval from the King of the Zulus, to the development of the ambitious plans, meeting the animals and all the obstacles, trials and tribulations the team have faced throughout.
Richard Prinsloo Curson said “the animal kingdom is at crisis point. Climate change, over development, farming, ocean plastic, big game hunting and poaching are driving thousands of species off the face of the planet. We owe it to future generations to preserve the natural world or our children will be left fighting the horrific consequences of climate change to survive”.
Land surveys are taking place, ready to start the build of Noahs Ark this summer, set to cost an estimated 5 billion.
Riana van Nieuwenhuizen owns Cheetah Experience in South Africa: www.noahsark.life