Watch a Puppy and a Cheetah Grow Up Together at a Safari Park

Some of the cutest things in the world are currently happening at theSan Diego Zoo Safari Park. For the past couple of months, two tiny little things have been growing up together: Ruuxa and Raina.

Ruuxa is a Cheetah cub who was rejected by her mother, and Raina is a Rhodesian Ridgebackpuppy who is helping Ruuxa to forget about that. 

According to the Safari Park, the puppy will serve as the cheetah’s lifelong companion. 

“Because the cheetah was by himself and did not have any siblings, we wanted him to have a companion immediately,” animal training manager Susie Ekard said. “They definitely like to play, and when they take naps together, they often will snuggle up together for that warmth and closeness.”

Now for some of that cuteness. Here’s what they looked like back in June: 




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