Apparently this happened Thursday morning at the Cincinnati Zoo:



The cheetah cub is an 11-week-old female, named Savanna, that was born at the zoo in June. She and Max the black lab will grow up together as "play partners," according to the zoo's YouTube page, frolicking in this pen at the Cheetah Encounter exhibit.


If you're worried about Savanna taking out her frustration on Max when she's older — especially over that running tackle at the 1:28 mark — she has at least demonstrated a soft spot for dogs, too, as seen in this earlier video from August:



[Via Boing Boing]


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Russell McLendon ( @russmclendon ) writes about humans and other wildlife.

Watch: Puppy wrestles with cheetah cub
A young dog tangles with one of the Cincinnati Zoo's smallest big cats.