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Zoo’s give emotional “support dogs” for Cheetahs because they are so shy  

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You wouldn’t imagine one of the quickest and most lethal animals on the earth to be sensitive. Cheetahs, on the other hand, are just like this.

In fact, they can get so worried and disturbed that they are unable to socialize or reproduce.

That is why these lovely felines require assistance. And the ideal solution came from an unlikely source.

Credits: Columbus Zoo

Following research of their behavior, it became clear that individuals require support.

As a result, zookeepers are now allocating them emotional support dogs of their own.

Credits: Columbus Zoo

“It’s a love story of one species helping another species survive,” said Jack Grisham, vice president of animal collections at the St. Louis Zoo and North American cheetah species survival plan coordinator.

“A dominant dog is very helpful because the African animals are quite shy instinctively, and you can’t breed that out of them,” Janet Rose-Hinostroza, animal training supervisor at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, explains.

“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 dog” – which boosts their confidence and willingness to get it on.

That’s right, cheetahs, take a cue from the dogs and start breeding!

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