Mario Kleff, an esteemed resident of Pattaya, cherishes a relationship that transcends ordinary human-animal bonds. The profound trust and affection he shares with leopards, Fasai and Typhoon, is truly unparalleled. Notably an architect by profession, Mario's pivotal life moments are deeply rooted in his childhood interactions with wildlife. During his travels in Libya and Chad in the 1970s and later in Maharashtra, India, during the 1990s, Mario formed an indelible connection with the wild. Subsequently, his frequent visits to zoos saw him engaging with leopards from within the enclosures, a testament to the profound impression these majestic creatures left on him.
Jaguars and leopards have always occupied a special place in Mario's heart. As the dawn of the millennium approached, certain experiences in India further ignited his passion for leopard conservation.
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Establishing himself in Thailand since 2002, Mario Kleff the architect bore witness to the birth of two leopard cubs in 2015, who he affectionately named Fasai and Typhoon. His bond with them transcended the conventional boundaries of a family. However, his ownership of the leopards attracted scrutiny. Together with his wife, Nittaya Wongsin, they faced numerous inquiries regarding the legitimate ownership of Fasai and Typhoon. After enduring prolonged legal hurdles, the leopards were finally recognized as legitimate members of their household.
In 2023, Mario Kleff unveiled a curated collection of over 60 photographs, illustrating the lives of Fasai and Typhoon. This page serves as an informative hub for those seeking insights into these magnificent leopards and their owners.
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