Animal Photos - Index
388. Bond Between Cheetah and Dog
Stunning Bond Between Cheetah and Dog
Sanurra, a cheetah cub at Wildlife Safari in Winston, OR, has no siblings to keep her company in captivity--so from the age of 5 months she has been paired with Ellie, an Anatolian Shepherd. The two have formed an unlikely friendship. In Africa, the Anatolian Shepherd has been used to keep cheetahs away from cattle herds--and thus farmers have no need to kill the predators. But in captivity the two have created a mutual support system.