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Ruuxa the cheetah cub is recovering nicely after undergoing surgery to repair growth abnormalities in his front limbs. Keeping him company as his legs heal is his best pal, Raina the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Ruuxa and Raina teamed up when they were both about one month old, after Ruuxa was rejected by his mother. The duo is being raised together as ambassador animals at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. MORE ON PAWNATION: Cheetah Cub Meets New Puppy Companion Tortoise Chases After Remote-Control Truck Mother Cat Adopts Baby Rabbit...

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park's 6-week-old cheetah named Ruuxa has met his new lifelong companion. Raina, a 7-week-old Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, will be raised with Ruuxa to keep him calm and relaxed in public surroundings. As the unlikely duo grows up together, Raina's presence and body language will serve as cues to Ruuxa that there is nothing to be afraid of in a new place. Share this on Facebook? MORE ON PAWNATION: Cat Lounges in a Chair Dachshunds Can't Wait For Bath Time Cat Uses Owner's Head as a Spot to Perch...

The Dallas Zoo has brought in a special playmate for their two new cheetah cubs. Amani is a Labrador Retriever puppy who will live with the cheetahs, Winspear and Kamau, and grow up with them. Why? To keep them in line! "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 zoo said in a statement. In fact, the puppy's name comes from the Swahili word for "peace," in honor of its role as peacekeeper. Of course, Amani, Kamau and Winspear won't think of themselves in terms of those roles. They'll just be BFF (we hope)....

Even wild animals in the jungle get a little starstruck when they see Adam Sandler. Well, sort of. According to the comedian in a recent interview with David Letterman, a cheetah turned on him at a feeding session during a recent trip to South Africa. Sandler told Letterman that he was invited to help feed the cheetah under the supervision of an animal specialist. It all was going well until the cheetah turned. "What happened was they said you're not supposed to bend down low by the water and that's why he got mad," said Sandler. Sandler went on to say that he would've let the cheetah eat him and thought, "This is how I'm dying." Watch the video to hear Sandler tell the story himself. ...

When you go on a safari, you expect to see wild animals in their natural habitats. Perhaps you hope to see some action, too, but these tourists got more than they bargained for. At Kruger National Park in South Africa, a quick-thinking impala being chased by two cheetahs jumped into an SUV for safety, escaping almost certain death, according to the Daily Mail U.K. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-512000{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-512000, #postcontentcontainer #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-512000{width:520px;height:383px;display:block;} The cheetahs chased a herd of impala between cars on a tourist road, but one of the antelopes became separated from...

Meet a Little Girl and Boy Who Have Grown Up Alongside Cheetahs

Siblings can always be a little crazy, but these ones are truly wild. According to the Daily Mail U.K., a litte boy and girl from South Africa have grown up with two cheetahs as part of their family.  ...