Asked by Alena Robel CheetahsDomestic DogsZoology or Animal Biology
Why are there dogs in some zoos’ cheetah exhibits?
I saw some really cute pictures, but I’m stumped as to why they’re a thing.
February 05, 2020 3:47PM
I too have seen those pictures, and they are adorable. Cheetahs that live in captivity tend to be really anxious, and some zoos pair them with happy-go-lucky dogs hoping they’ll teach the cheetahs to be more relaxed. They can even help them cope with hard times, like having to have surgery. True heroes, we have no choice but to stan.