Watch how this dog stays by cheetah’s side during surgery.
Ruuxa, the cheetah, and Raina, the Rhodesian ridgeback, have been best friends since they were introduced to each other at the San Diego Safari Park when they were just a few weeks old. The young cheetah was recently diagnosed with a growth abnormality in his legs and had to undergo surgery.
His best friend, Raina the dog, stood by Ruuxa’s side during the surgery and waited patiently while the cheetah cub was woken up from the anaesthetic.
Susie Ekard, animal training manager at the Safari Park, stated “She licked him and nuzzled him, and when he awoke, she lay with him and seemed very content to know her cheetah was okay.”