The black leopard Spirit, shown in the video below, was rescued from a zoo that had been abusing him. Because of the treatment he received there, he was unable to trust humans and growled at anyone who would come near his cage. The couple running the big cat rescue that became Spirit's new home had no idea how to gain his trust, though they had always had great success in dealing with other big cats. At a loss, they brought in an animal communicator, Anna Breytenbach, to see if she could communicate with Spirit and make him feel more at ease in his new surroundings. 

Breytenbach is based in the Western Cape, South Africa, and she has been practicing animal communication for twelve years across multiple continents. She studied this skill at the Assisi International Animal Institute in California, and has worked with numerous types of animals ranging from large cats like Spirit to elephants. Her mission is to deepen the relationship between animals and humans while also raising awareness of the true nature of animals. Her methods of communication with animals are extremely subtle; as you will see in the video below, she only needed to look at Spirit to form an understanding of him as a creature as well as to learn about his troubled past.  

On her website, Breytenbach explains how her form of telepathic communication works: 
"Energetic preparation and intentional connection with the animal happens first. Information is then received in the form of thoughts, ideas, words, images, sensations in the body, sounds in the mind, emotions, sudden knowings, etc. It is possible to have any sensory experience telepathically. Whilst the actual mechanism for this is unknown, various investigative sciences (e.g. new physics) attribute it to an aspect of the energy that animates all matter. Thoughts and emotions, too, have a very real electromagnetic energetic consequence that can be perceived. In practice, the key to receptivity lies in intention – which is as much a matter of the heart as it is of the mind."

While it may be hard for some to believe that Breytenbach actually achieves telepathic communication with animals, the interaction that she has with Spirit is undeniably powerful. The video below is thirteen minutes long, but we at SF Globe were riveted by every single second. This story is undoubtedly worth watching from beginning to end. Seeing Breytenbach interact with Spirit is truly one of the most remarkable interactions we have ever seen between a human and an animal. 

What do you think of Breytenbach and Spirit's interaction? Have you ever seen anything like this before? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!