Cheetah Cub And Puppy Pal Didn't Get The Cats vs. Dogs Memo

06/12/2014 04:39 pm ET | Updated Jun 12, 2014
  • Ron Dicker General Assignment Reporter, The Huffington Post

This time, the puppy did the adopting.

Ruuxa a 6-week-old cheetah, was rejected by his mother, so he needed a friend. Enter Raina, a 7-week-old Rhodesian Ridgeback, who eased the cub into the swing of things at the San Diego Zoo Safari.

Zookeepers hope the relationship will help Ruuxa adjust to his new post as an animal ambassador, NBC in San Diego reported.

As the video above shows, the pairing worked in the most adorable cats-and-dogs way possible. Ruuxa and Raina are napping, playing, snuggling besties now.

But just to keep things harmonious, we suggest that the dog not challenge the cheetah to a running race.

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