We all know cheetahs as the fastest land animals on earth, but did you know these big cats are extremely sensitive beings?
They often get so anxious that they cant socialize with one another and also get too stressed to breed.
This is one of the few reasons why they’re becoming extinct, would you believe that a potential solution came in the form of a cute puppy.
In zoos, cheetahs are often given their very own emotional support dogs, they can find comfort in these pups and direct all their anxieties into a good place.
“It’s a love story of one species helping another species survive.”
But it’s not only the cheetahs that can benefit from these emotional support dogs. “A dominant dog is very helpful because the African animals are quite shy instinctively.”
“When you pair cheetah cub with a guide dog, the cat looks to the dog for cues and learns to model their behavior. It’s about getting them to read that calm, happy-go-lucky vibe from the cheetah support dog”
Image credits: Columbus Zoo & CBS News