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Cheetahs Need Puppies Too

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Proof that everyone could use an adorable puppy.

An unlikely friendship has formed at the San Diego Zoo.

Ruuxa, a six week old cheetah cub, is becoming inseparable from her new pal Raina, a seven week old Rhodesian Ridgeback.

The tiny cheetah is being raised as an animal ambassador at the safari park since he was rejected by his mother, because he was the only one born in the litter.

Typical, as a single cub has a low survival rate in the wild.

The park pairs its cheetah ambassadors with dogs because the dog's body language communicates with the cheetah, telling the animal it has nothing to fear in its surroundings.

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