The BEAUTY Who LIVES WITH CHEETAH
Lisa Kytosaho is no ordinary 26-year-old; a Swede now residing in South Africa, Kytosaho lives with, raises, and rehabilitates cheetahs for return to the wild through the the Western Cape Cheetah Conservation program. The focus is on raising cheetahs who have been orphaned at a young age, and those who have previously been kept as house-pets.
Cheetah are nervous animals that are often unhappy in captivity, and don’t like the company or presence of humans.
Lisa Kytosaho is the Exception
Despite this, Kytosaho has managed to build a close and beautiful relationship with the 16 cheetahs in her care, and this beautiful relationship has become a matter of fascination for many people around the world. Lisa attributes her familial relationshp with the “amazing” creatures to her love and care for them, but warns others against seeking this.
In one Instagram post, she notes that the relationship that she enjoys did not pop-up overnight. Furthermore, she states, it is not a relationship pursued for personal satisfaction. She cites her passion and love of the “fascinating” species as her motivation and wants people to understand that her relationship with the animals is a side-effect of conservation efforst, not the main goal!