Dallas Zoo brings in pet puppy to calm down cheetahs

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By Faith Karimi, CNN

updated 6:02 AM EDT, Sat September 7, 2013


  • Zoo: will be a calming influence as the cubs grow up away from the wilderness
  • The Labrador retriever will play alongside the cubs
  • Cheetahs are an endangered species, with about 10,000 left

(CNN) — The Dallas Zoo has two new cheetah cubs. And the big cats have their own puppy to help them shape up.

The cubs, Winspear and Kamau, are part of the zoo’s program to create awareness about endangered African animals.

Zoo officials believe the Labrador retriever will keep the cubs in line as they grow up away from the wilderness.

“Zoological experts have found that because are naturally comfortable in public settings, Amani will provide a calming influence for the cubs, as well as another playmate as they grow to adulthood,” the zoo said in a statement.

In a tribute to its role, the puppy is named Amani, which is Swahili for peace.

Cheetahs are an endangered species. Their numbers are estimated to be about 10,000 in the wild, the zoo said.

Winspear and Kamau were born in July at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia. Their puppy companion is about the same age.


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