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Cheetah climbs safari group's Jeep, sits for 45 minutes

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Feb. 5, 2016 at 10:35 AM

MAASAI MARA NATIONAL RESERVE, Kenya, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- A cheetah that jumped onto a safari group's Jeep in Kenya turned out to be seeking a place to chill for a while.

Video of the incident in Masai Mara shows the curious big cat spot the Jeep from afar and wander toward the vehicle for a closer look as the driver stops for the tourists to take pictures.

The cheetah climbs up on the Jeep as the vehicle's occupants continue to snap photos and, after a few moments, it appears contented to sit down for a rest next to the Jeep's open roof.

The safari group said the cheetah remained on the Jeep for about 45 minutes before jumping off when the driver started the engine.

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