British funnyman Vic Reeves turned conservationist to help move three leopards to a new home in South Africa.

The comedian, real name Jim Moir, travelled to the country's Shamwari Game Reserve with his wife Nancy and his two daughters last month (Aug14) as part of his role as a patron of the Born Free Foundation.

During his time at the wildlife sanctuary, Reeves helped workers to move three rescued leopards - named Sami, Alam and Namira - to a new enclosure after they had been sedated by a medic.

Describing the moment as "an incredible experience", Reeves says, "They're such big, powerful beasts that you wouldn't want to go anywhere near them when they are awake!"