A Labrador to keep cheetahs company

Two small, 8-week-old cheetahs have just arrived at the Dallas, Texas, Zoo. Two adorable felines, which will be bred with... a Labrador puppy !

A soothing companion

The little Amani is the same age as his feline roommates Winspear and Kamau . And if the young Labrador is raised with them, it is to appease them, say the zoo officials. And to say that the little cheetahs do not represent any danger for the puppy, which is for the time 2 times bigger than them. " We will socialize them so that when they are 2, they will have already established this relationship.

The three babies will be together 24 hours a day, 7 days a week . Of course, they will soon be caught up in their differences. Cheetahs will measure more than one meter in length and weigh more than 60 kg when they are adults.

" In about 8 months, these cheetahs will run at 80 or 100 km / h and it will be great to to have a dog that can also show them how to run, hunt, and do all those things that we want them to do, because that's a natural behavior .

The cheetahs arrived at the Dallas Zoo in an awareness program to educate the general public about the dangers of many endangered species. "There are fewer than 10,000 cheetahs living in the wild. see a dog and cheetahs together.This is to learn more about how dogs can help wildlife .