Video: Cheetah cub meets puppy pal

Cheetah and dog become buddies
Cheetah and dog become buddies

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (CNN/WANE)  It’s the beginning of a beautiful friendship. A cheetah cub and puppy have been paired up at the San Diego Zoo to be lifelong companions.

After the 6-week-old Cheetah was rejected by his mother and had to be raised by zoo keepers, the staff decided to pair him up with a 7-week-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy.

Keepers at the zoo said dogs are therapeutic to cheetahs and let them know there is nothing to fear. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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