Marlice Van Der Merwe is a conservationist living in Namibia, Africa. She grew up on her parent’s farm, Harnas, where injured wild animals were given refuge, and where she developed a close relationship with the indigenous Bushmen who live in the Nambia desert. She is one of the few white people to speak their language. She is now a wild life conservationist, protector of the Bushmen, farm manager, wife and mother, who has established her own wildlife refuge, N/a’ankuse, which means “God will protect us”.
In this video Ms. Van Der Merwe (her married name is Van Vuuren) approaches cheetahs in the wild. What she is explaining, for those who don’t understand French, is that if you don’t run away from the cheetahs, and maintain eye contact with them, they won’t attack. Amazing!
For more videos about Marlice, just search Marlice, lions on YouTube for more amazing footage!