Impala Escape

An impala at Kruger National Park in South Africa escaped from cheetahs hunting it by jumping into a tourist’s parked car. The most amazing parts of the story are that the impala lived, no one was hurt, and people took both photos and video of the incident.

Here are photographs of the progression:

The impala begins to head for the SUV:


The window on the side is open and the impala begins to jump for it:


The impala gets closer to the window:


Now the impala is going into the window:


The impala is in the SUV and the cheetahs are out of luck and confused:article-2359288-1ABE4948000005DC-620_634x430

Someone in the car was able to open the door and the impala escaped out to return to its herd. I am absolutely amazed at the ingenuity of the impala to escape and that it fit through the window. The will to survive is strong!

You can see more photos and the video on the Mail online.

Here is a photo of more of the impalas running and leaping to escape, they are magnificent looking!


Happy Earth Day!

I hope that you are all having a good Earth Day!

Opening in movie theatres today is Disney’s African Cats.

The movie tells the story of two families of big cats, the cheetah family and the lion family. The cubs are so cute! Proceeds from the first week will go towards saving the Savanna.  To see clips and read more, see Disneynature African Cats.

I saw the movie earlier today, and I highly recommend it. Disney manages to tell a good story about the trials and triumphs of these cats, while still leaving the film appropriate for younger viewers. I do warn you though, there are hunting scenes in which the big cats catch their prey. They are fairly artful without blood, but there is a scene of the lions eating in which they have blood on their mouths. I am totally fine with this truth of nature, but some of the parents with little kids at the movie were a bit upset – so I figured I would put that information out there.