Man Travels To Africa To Study Big Cats — Then He Sees One Running Towards Him

Big cats are well, big! They are also majestic and beautiful creatures. They can also be very dangerous. Valentin Gruener grew up in Germany. He had a special connection with cats and took great pride in helping sick cats. When he was older, he took his love of cats and went to Africa. There he wanted to begin working with big cats.

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Image Credit: Facebook / Valentin Gruener

If you want to work with big cats, Africa has them! Soon after arriving, he met Mikkel Legarth, this was back in 2009. The two men shared a passion for big cats and founded Modisa Wildlife Project.

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Image Credit: Facebook / Valentin Gruener

The two men rescued a cub and named her Sirga. Neither one wanted her to be raised in captivity – so they worked hard at raising her in the wild.

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Image Credit: Facebook / Modisa Wildlife Project

Sirga had been abandoned, and her siblings were all killed by a pack of lions. In the video below, you will see that Sirga is all grown up and has a special connection with Valentin. Modisa Wildlife Project offers visitors an authentic learning experience.

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Image Credit: Facebook / Modisa Wildlife Project
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