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Emirati rears cheetah at home

Old Jun 20th 2009, 3:38 am
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Rambo lies down and stretches out, totally safe and comfortable with his surroundings, which is more than can be said about the rest of the people in the room whose eyes are locked on the fully grown cheetah relaxing between them.
"It's a beautiful, majestic creature," says Sultan Mohammad Hashim Khoury, Rambo's owner and trainer.
"Rambo was a high school graduation gift from my father. He was born in captivity here in the UAE. When I got him he was still a cub, only a year old. Now he is almost three and fully mature," says the 19-year-old Emirati.
"My first pet was a canary, but growing up we had many exotic animals at the house - I had birds, snakes and lizards, my brother had a tiger, which he donated to the zoo. But they were always just a novelty."
Khoury keeps Rambo at his father's farm in Al Aweer. He has built a large pen with an air-conditioned room for him. "Some of my friends get nervous when he's around but most of them have gotten used to Rambo being part of my majlis. They do get nervous when he purrs though - it sounds like a low growl."
"He doesn't eat much for a big cat - just half a chicken in the morning and the same in the evening."
"I love petting him and playing with him, but in the back of my mind I have to always remember that he is a wild animal, and I have to know my limits, I have to be able to read his mood," says Khoury.

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yup pretty common here

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or the classic

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Better than a german shepherd as your home security
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Un.
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Believable.
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I feel for the poor dumb animal
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I feel for the poor dumb animal
I know, he could get eaten. What about the cheetah?
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Is rearing a synonym for back-door action???
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Maybe he's Siberian and likes the slopes of M.O.E....
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As said the sad fact is that this is not uncommon, a very good friend of mine had a cheetah and a lion that he raised in his home.

Very very sad x
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