By now, I'm sure you all know that I'm a sucker for different species becoming friends. This story from the Cincinnati Zoo has a special spot in my heart and I promise it will make you smile.
Meet Blakely and his cheetah cubs.
A female cheetah gave birth to five cheetah cubs, but then passed away about two weeks after giving birth to the cubs. Blakely, the Australian shepherd, stepped right up to the plate to serve as their adoptive parent. Blakely now serves as a companion, but will serve as a teacher and a role model as the cheetah cubs grow. Blakely is skilled in helping raise animals — he has helped raise other animals who have lost their parents.
Watch this adorable video to see Blakely and the cheetah cubs interact with each other.
We wish you all the best luck, Blakely!
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