Cheetahs are so shy that zoos give them their own emotional support dogs

You wouldn’t expect the world’s fastest animal, which also happens to be a f.ear.some predator, to be sensitive. They are, nonetheless, as cute as any other animal. They get so w.orr.ied and disturbed that they are unable to socialize or reproduce. And now, from an entirely unexpected source, comes the ideal remedy!

Zoo keepers observed their behavior and concluded that they require assistance. As a result, they’ve been assigned their own emotional support dogs.

Jack Grisham, vice president of animal collections at the St. Louis Zoo, describes it as a “love story” in which one species helps another to thrive.

A dominating dog is beneficial for breeding out African animals, according to Janet Rose-Hinostroza, animal training supervisor at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Because, by nature, they are timid creatures.

When a cheetah cub is paired with a guide dog, the cat takes cues from the dog and learns to mimic their behavior. It’s all about getting kids to read the dogs’ calm and cheerful vibrations. It gives them more confidence in putting it on.