Some of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s newest arrivals have the internet buzzing.
A cheetah cub, Kris, has been spending time bonding with a rescue puppy, named Remus. And on Thursday, zookeepers captured an adorable moment as the two played together.
The almost-three-month-old cub and puppy pranced around pumpkins, chased balls and rolled around as the zoo kicks off HallZOOween festival.
Zookeepers paired Kris and Remus for companionship. Remus acts as Kris’ “surrogate sibling” so that they can grow up together.
Kris was born on July 7 at the zoo’s Mast Farm Breeding Center. Kris was the only surviving cub of the litter, and zoo officials decided to hand-raise her. This left Kris alone and without siblings — and then Remus arrived.
Zoo officials rescued Remus from the Animal Rescue Fund. Remus was selected as a sibling for Kris because of his good nature and high energy level.
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