Xan: [voiceover narration] There are things you know without knowing. For Duma, it was his wildness. For Rip, his family. For me, it was my dad. Everything he was, everything he believed in is now part of me. I was taking Duma home, but he took me somewhere too. Finding Duma's true home brought me back to mine and showed me that love doesn't stop when time passes or you live in different places or somebody's gone. That's how it was with me and Duma.
Ripkuna: Your cheetah is a great hunter. I'm very impressed... he caught an egg!
Ripkuna: People go when they are ready to go, not when you are. We are all just travelers on the same river, grandparents, parents, sons and daughters. We all have our time on the river. We do what we can before we disappear.
Xan: Love doesn't stop when time passes, or you live in different places, or sombody's gone.
Xan: That's how it was with me and Duma.
Xan: [observing Peter as he is biting a flower] What on earth are you doing?
Peter: Well, this is simple. You just grab a shaker, fill it up, stuff in the flower and you have... a bottle.
Tourist #1: [brings a bowl of milk] Here you are.
[pours the milk into a pepper shaker and straps the flower to it]
Xan: [the cub bites him] Ah! He's feisty, dad.
Peter: See if this helps.
[hands Xan the bottle and clicks his tongue to coax the cub]
Xan: [the cub begins to drink a little bit] Hey, he's drinking it!
Xan: Black streaks all along his face. You know what that means?
Xan: A cheetah!
Peter: A cheetah? Yeah. How long would you like to keep him, Xan? Of course there is something you need to realize... we can't keep him like we keep the others. One day we'll set him lose, when he's big enough.
Xan: My father, he died recently. How can someone just disappear like that? Forever.