Video Of Cheetahs Snuggling Up To A Man Is From South Africa

BOOM found that the video features Dolph C Volker, an animal advocate who was studying the behavioral changes of cheetahs at a breeding centre

Claim

A CCTV footage of a man cuddling three cheetahs as they snuggle up to him and go off to sleep is viral with claims that it is from Rajasthan's Sirohilini village. The captions further spin a tale around the video and claim how a cheetah family comes and sleeps alongside a priest of the Pipaleshwar Mahadev temple located in the village of Rajasthan.

Fact

BOOM ran a relevant keyword search and found the longer version of the footage which was shared on YouTube by user Dolph C Volker. Volker, with over 4 lakh subscribers on the platform, is an animal advocate who spent nights with the cheetahs at a cheetah breeding centre in South Africa. In the viral video, Volker films and studies the behavioural changes of the animal when they get human warmth.

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Updated On: 2021-01-02T12:00:14+05:30
Claim Review :   Video shows a priest cuddling three cheetahs off to sleep in Pipleshwar Mahadev temple in Siriholini village of Rajasthan
Claimed By :  Facebook Posts & WhatsApp Message
Fact Check :  False
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