No creature is exempt from needing someone when they’re sick. Not even a tiny little cheetah cub named Emmet.
Emmet was born at the Wilds safari park in Ohio, and he soon caught pneumonia. He had to be hand-raised by staff and closely watched as he made his recovery from the very unpleasant sickness.
Once he was healthy enough to be moved to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, he hadn’t known the contact of other animals, as his first weeks were spent in the veterinarian’s office. Emmet only knew the touch of caring humans.
When he arrived at his new home, though, he ran into a baby that didn’t look quite like him. But he was also furry, about the same size, and very friendly.
Cullen the Labrador puppy quickly became Emmet’s very best friend. As Emmet got his energy back, he needed another animal to help him socialize and become a confident member of his new home.
The two are essentially inseparable, and Emmet has become quite the outgoing little cheetah.
What a wonderful thing to see, two animals who are so different helping each other out like this. Who knows what Emmet’s transition would have been like had these two not found each other’s friendship? Thank goodness for all the good folks that nursed this little cheetah back to health after he was born as well.
Hopefully, these two get the opportunity to grow up side-by-side so they can continue to bring each other comfort and happiness.
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