Terrifying moment: Cheetah crashes through window while trying to pounce on 7-month-old baby at safari lodge
- Cheetah crashes through window while trying to pounce on 7-month-old baby
- A baby named Otto was caught on video crawling in front of the safari lodge’s observation deck.
- The footage was filmed at West Midlands Safari Park by Otto’s father Ben Milner.
This is the horrific moment when a cheetah crashed through a window while trying to attack a seven-month-old baby in a safari lodge.
The baby, named Otto, was filmed looking out of a large window at the £490 per night Cheetah Safari Lodge at the West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire.
In the footage, Otto seems to notice something in the pitch darkness as he looks out the window.
Moments later, the cheetah suddenly pounces, but the armored glass stops it with a thud.
On January 29, a child named Otto looked out of a large window at the £490 per night Cheetah Safari Lodge at the West Midlands Safari Park in Bewdley, Worcestershire.
He seems to notice something in the pitch darkness as he looks out the window, and moments later the cheetah suddenly pounces without warning, but crashes into the reinforced glass.
In the footage taken on January 29, Otto appears to be calmly continuing to watch the big cat.
The animal can then be seen turning to face the child as his father, Ben Milner, films the incredible face-to-face encounter on his phone.
Mr Millner said: “My son crawled in front of a floor-to-ceiling window in a safari lodge we rented.
“In the darkness of the night, my son seemed to sense that there was something there. Seconds passed, and then a cheetah crashed out of the darkness directly in front of him through the window. Luckily, the reinforced glass held up.”
The big cat can then be seen turning to face the baby as his father, Ben Milner, films the incredible face-to-face encounter on his phone.
Colored to blend in perfectly with the dry grasslands of Africa and capable of speeds of over 70 miles per hour, the cheetah is considered one of the world’s greatest predators.
Using cunning, stealth, and speed, it sneaks up on its prey at a distance of several hundred yards before chasing it, knocking it down with its paws and biting its throat.
Asrael and Bappe are two cheetahs living in the West Midlands Safari Park. They arrived in 2020 from the Montpellier Zoo in the south of France and have a large enclosure that can be seen from panoramic windows in safari lodges.