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Photos Of Dog And Cheetah Besties At Cincinnati Zoo Are Seriously Too Cute

Cutest best friends ever? We think so! Kris, the cheetah cub, was born July 9th and sadly lost her two siblings due to their mom Neena not being able to produce enough milk to sustain the cubs. 

In fear that Neena might abandon her last cub, caretakers at the Cincinnati Zoo stepped in and brought in a professional leader -- a dog! Blakely, the dog, came into the picture to "serve as a role model" the staff told PEOPLE

However, Blakely was retired and came out of retirement for the sole purpose of raising this cheetah cub. As it turns out though, Blakely was more than ready to get back to that retirement life just after a few months. 

Thus, a new canine stepped up to the plate! Remus, a mixed-breed rescue, is now Kris's newest (and from the looks of it, "best-est") friend! 

Seriously, it doesn't get any cuter than Remus and Kris! The two were photographed sharing toys and playing hide-n-seek!

Read more about the dog and cheetah pairings Cincinnati Zoo has paired over the years!

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10 Crazy Cheetah Facts

You probably know that cheetahs are the fastest animals on earth. And if you didn't, well there's a fact for ya. But we've got 10 more pretty crazy facts about cheetahs that not many average joes know about. If you want improve your database of random useless facts (we actually think they're very useful, especially for trivia), keep on reading and soak up that knowledge. 

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Cheetah Breaks Record And Gives Birth To 8 Healthy Cubs

Bingwa, the 4-year old St. Louis Zoo cheetah, has more than just lived up to her name. "Bingwa" in Swahili means "champion" and what a more than fit name for the new mother of 8 cubs! What makes this so amazing is that, this is the first time a cheetah has given birth to eight adorable cubs at a zoo! Quite the accomplishment! (The average litter size is three to four cubs)

h/t: Majestic bunny

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Zoos Are Pairing Cheetahs With Dogs For “Emotional Support"

Dogs have long been considered man's best friend, but their characteristics of loyalty and protectiveness have also earned them the lesser known title of "cheetah's best friend." That's right; dogs are being used more and more frequently to assist in conservation efforts to preserve the endangered cheetah in captivity.  

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The Smithsonian Zoo Just Welcomed 10 Cheetah Cubs and We're in Awe

The tiny big cats are from two litters that were born less than a week apart! You can read more about them here.

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