This cheetah cub’s new surrogate sibling is a rescue dog – and they get on like the best of friends

CINCINNATI — Kris the cheetah is three months old. Her best friend – a rescue dog named Remus.

When watching Kris and Remus romp and play, you might think they’re a casual pairing of fast friends. In reality, the choice to bring the two together was very deliberate.

Kris was the only surviving cub from her litter, so she was raised with no siblings.

That’s where Remus comes in. Zookeepers introduced the canine for companionship and said they selected him because he is good-natured and highly energetic.

Kris lives at the Cincinnati Zoo.

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