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Columbus zoo and aquarium loses treatment puppy Coby

The very first question — “Why did a planet-course zoo need to have a simple Labrador retriever as an ambassador when it has had so quite a few endangered animals and Jack Hanna?” — can be partially answered by wanting at photos of Coby, an 8-12 months-old puppy, operating with the cheetahs.

Racing playfully by way of the cheetah run adopted by just one of the agile cats, Coby, holding some type of chew toy, appears to be thrilled to be on show.

And equally species show up enthralled with each other, even with their apparent variances. (Cheetahs can accelerate from to 60 mph in 3 seconds, as rapid as the top rated sports cars and trucks. Coby, probably a fourth of that.) 

Combining canines with cheetahs is a prevalent observe now, and Columbus was 1 of the very first zoos to worker it. Cheetahs often are extra timid and reclusive than larger wild cats, and seem to thrive when paired with suitable canines.