While the footage is remarkable, it's important to be cautious with big cats, as Susan Bass, of Big Cat Rescue, explained to The Dodo. "We don't believe it is appropriate for big cats to become so accustomed to people," says Susan, who feels that the video misrepresents cheetahs to viewers. "Filming big cats without a barrier and showing them to behave almost tamely sends viewers the wrong message that big cats are safe to be around. If/when one of the cheetahs approaches a person in the future and scratches or bites the person, it will be the cheetah that pays the price."
You can watch the full amazing cheetah encounter below:
(YouTube: Barcroft TV)