WINSTON, OR - In today's dose of "aww…" meet Pancake, the cheetah cub and Dayo, the Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy. Despite appearances, they are not subjects of a children's storybook. They are real life BFFs at Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon.
It all started because Pancake's mom reportedly couldn't produce enough milk, and she abandoned her cub shortly after giving birth. In response, staff at Wildlife Safari stepped in to make sure she receives adequate nutrition, and for equally important companionship, they brought in the dog.
They say Dayo was born on the exact same day as Pancake, and the two will grow to be roughly the same size. They also have approximately the same lifespan, 13-15 years.
We guess opposites really do attract. And this pair is totally the cat's meow.