Rescued African Leopard Purrs During Massage (Video)

Voodoo was intended to be a house pet when a family with two Rottweilers purchased him. He was rescued, and at 5-months-old this African spotted leopard came to Cedar Cove. Even though Voodoo was declawed, he was too aggressive for the family and their dogs. At Cedar Cove, he purrs through petting sessions regularly and is a healthy 13-years-old leopard — a happy ending after all.

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Melania Padilla
Melania Padilla3 months ago

Sweet baby!

Debbie Crowe
Debbie Croweabout a year ago

Awwww.... Voodoo is a big ole baby doll. I loved it when he was guiding the man's hand to where he wanted to be scratched. (LOL)!!

Colleen W.
Colleen W.about a year ago

Although he is a stunning creature and is purring like crazy- imagine what he has missed out on. It's just sad

Calvin C.
Calvin Coxabout a year ago

Beautiful being! It's unfortunate that people think such things can be pets! I'm happy it's content with the pets and snuggles!

Ulane V.
Ulane V.about a year ago

Beautiful leopard with great purr.
Anyone who de-claws an animal should be de-nailed themselves.
Happy he seems to be very content now.

Lisa Millar
Lisa Millarabout a year ago


Mari 's
Mari 'sabout a year ago

Awwwww Voodoo you are so beautiful!!!!!

Slava R.
Slava R.about a year ago

disgusting cage, amazing leopard

Claudia Acosta
Claudia Acostaabout a year ago


Lucas Kolasa
Lucas Kolasaabout a year ago