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CUTE! Baby cheetah, rejected by mother, gets puppy for companion (VIDEO)

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The cheetah cub and puppy are being introduced by animal care staff at the Safari Park. (San Diego Zoo)

SAN DIEGO — A 6-week-old cheetah cub at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park was introduced to his lifelong companion — a 7-week-old puppy.

The young cheetah, Ruuxa, was chosen to be raised as an animal ambassador after he was rejected by his mother and had to be hand-raised by zoo keepers.

This video shows the cheetah cub and puppy, a Rhodesian ridgeback named Raina.

The puppy will be raised with the cheetah and serve as his lifelong companion.


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