Cheetah is introduced to new puppy that will eventually become best friend

Meet Ruuxa, she is the newest cheetah ambassador for the San Diego Zoo’s Cheetah Run experience.  Ruuxa is being raised along a Raina, a 7-week old Rhodesian ridgeback puppy.  Because puppies are comfortable around people, the cheetah cub will eventually learn to interpret the puppy’s body language to ensure her that “there nothing to fear” when exposed to people or new surroundings, making her a little more comfortable when performing runs.