Cheetah and Dog are Roommates
One year ago, Busch Gardens Tampa introduced the public to a cheetah cub and a yellow Lab puppy who are best friends.
The pair — later named Kasi and Mtani by park fans via a Facebook poll — spent only supervised play times together at first. Now, a year later, they live together full time at the park’s Cheetah Run habitat and even travel together to schools, events and television studios, helping the park’s education team teach the public about the plight of cheetahs in the wild and the importance of Busch Gardens’ conservation efforts.
Male cheetahs in the wild often hang with other male cheetahs, and zoos sometimes use a dog to fill the role, but this is Busch Gardens’ first cheetah-dog pairing. -via Buzzfeed