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Dog and cheetah are best friends in San Diego safari

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A very unlikely friendship is forming at the San Diego Safari Park.

Ruuxa, a six week old cheetah cub has been spending a lot of time with her puppy pal, Raina,a seven-week-old Rhodesian Ridgeback.

The two adorable animals have quickly become best friends and will be raised together, becoming life long companions. They play together, sleep together, and spend all day side by side.

The tiny cheetah has been chosen to be raised as an animal ambassador at the safari park after being rejected by his mother because he was the only one born in the litter. The park pairs its cheetah ambassadors with dogs because a dog’s body language communicates with the cheetah, telling the animal it has nothing to fear in its’ surroundings.


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