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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.  ...

JOHANNESBURG - The cheetah, the world's fastest land animal, survived mass extinction during the last ice age 10,000 years ago. But it has taken just the last few decades for man to place the hunter on the endangered species list, with experts warning it could disappear from the wild by 2030. Unlike rhinos and elephants, the cheetah is not a target in Africa's poaching bloodbath. But it is the only big cat to adapt poorly in wildlife reserves as its natural habitat is increasingly wiped out. "Cheetahs don't do well in...

The Tama Zoo in Tokyo, Japan, is celebrating what is both an adorable and a very rare new birth in their park. Five cheetah cubs were born there on Jan. 6, and two of the newborns have the distinct and rare mutation that makes them "king" cheetahs, according to "Today." Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy A king cheetah is a cheetah whose spots appear merged into splotches that look like stripes. The pattern results from a recessive gene that both parents must carry, making it very rarely seen in captivity and almost never seen in the wild. Only six king cheetahs have ever been observed in the wild, according to CheetahSpot.com. SEE MORE...