Dallas Zoo to raise cheetah cubs with a Labrador puppy

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    Dallas Zoo to raise cheetah cubs with a Labrador puppy


    Reuters
    12:29 p.m. CDT, September 6, 2013



    (Reuters) - The Dallas Zoo will raise a pair of cheetah cubs with a Labrador retriever puppy, believing the dog will be a calming influence on the big cats as they grow to adulthood.

    The 8-week-old male cheetahs Winspear and Kamau have arrived in Dallas, the zoo said, after a team of experts spent two weeks with them at their birthplace, the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Va.

    They will be raised alongside an 8-week-old black Labrador retriever puppy named Amani, the zoo said in a statement on Thursday.

    "Zoological experts have found that because dogs are naturally comfortable in public settings, Amani will provide a calming influence for the cubs, as well as another playmate as they grow to adulthood," the statement said.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-cheetahs-20130906,0,7672274.story


    The cubs are too cute! Photo at link!
     
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