My teammate yelled, “stick your palm out towards him,” after my profuse swearing. I did, for some reason. The enormous cat turned away from me and licked it. That was it, then. He and I both knew who was the jungle king. We remained friends after that.

While eco-traveling, volunteering with animals is a great way to help others. If you don’t want to have bad travel experiences like mine, just choose locations with adequate training!