Cheetah's Best Friend

Photo: Denise Vasquez ©2017

My initial thought when I saw a dog appear was "Is that the cheetah's lunch?" Don't worry, the dog is safe! The San Diego Zoo has a wonderful Animal Ambassador program that pairs up a 3 month old Cheetah & a 6 month old shelter dog. The Zoo began experimenting with the program 30 years ago & over the years they noticed the calming effects the dogs have on the Cheetahs. It was truly a special moment to witness the special bond between the Cheetah & the dog! They are inseparable & do almost everything together...they eat different foods & thankfully not each other!