Rejected Cheetah Cub and Rhodesian Ridgeback Puppy Become Best Friends, Are Adorable 

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June 16 2014 6:10 PM

The Most Adorable Friendship in the Animal Kingdom 

Zookeepers say they'll be lifelong friends. 

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When a cheetah cub was rejected by his mother, zookeepers at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park paired him with a young Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, hoping that he would provide companionship for the orphaned big cat. The two animals are now best friends and spend 24-hours a day together.