Usher recently went on a trip to Africa with his friend, producer Rico Love, and while there, the R&B crooner went to a wildlife park where he took a couple of pictures of him posing with animals.

“If ya’ll didn’t know I love owls,” Usher tweeted. “Eagle owls are one of my favorites. Say what up to ‘Howdidit’ and ‘Hootie Hoo.’”

Usher — who released the video for his hot new single “Climax” this week — even took a picture with a Cheetah! “Cool Kats chillin in the shade,” he wrote, sharing a photo of him posing with the wild animal.

WATCH: Usher’s “Climax” Music Video

Usher was in South Africa headlining the Hansa Festival of Legends concert in Soweto where he performed (in the rain) for about 30,000 screaming fans.

Check out more photos from Usher and Rico Love’s wild adventure in Africa below: