Most drive-thru wildlife parks showcase wildlife. While the animals aren’t in the wild, exactly, they’re certainly not in protective cages, as they might be at a zoo. Those who venture into these sorts of parks aren’t encouraged to get out of the car. The video below is a tutorial in exactly why that’s a bad idea.
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The French family were almost attacked by cheetahs in a Dutch safari park. The people in the car behind them took the video footage.
“Beekse Bergen is a drive-through African wildlife safari park,” Daily Mail writes, “in the south of the Netherlands, where visitors are under strict instruction not to leave their cars.”
So what was the family, which seems to have included some small children, doing out of their car?
Perhaps they wanted to snap a selfie or two.
The report says that they got out in one location and were chased back in by the cats. They then drove a bit farther down, and got out again.
While the cats were closing in, even jumping at them, one woman can be seen waving them away, and holding up her child.
“A spokesman for Beekse Bergen park said they make it very clear that it is forbidden to leave your vehicle,” DM adds.
“We inform visitors about the risks in several languages throughout the park,” the spokesman told Dutch broadcaster NOS.