|Photos by Richard Schear, San Diego Zoo, March, 2012|
Although the cheetah is by no means a pet, zoo staff are more able to work with him than if he had been raised by his mother. “Having a dog buddy who can show [the cheetahs] that everything is okay—and even fun—helps the cat feel comfortable and relaxed. The dog’s body language communicates that there’s nothing to fear, and that relaxes and calms the flight tendencies of the cheetah.” (San Diego Zoo.com)
the alphabetical meme started by Denise Nesbitt. Thanks, Denise, and thanks also to Roger O. Green, who keeps our alphabet hunt fun.