If you were born the fastest animal in the world, then you already have something to be proud of.
But here everything is much more complicated.
Although it seems like cheetahs look like proud, self-sufficient and self-confident animals, in fact, they are very nervous and shy animals.
Cheetahs born in zoos have a particularly hard time. As they do not have support from their parents and peers.
Growing up into adults, such cheetahs have serious problems with breeding in a zoo. It is especially sad given the presence of this animal in the Red Book.
According to Metro, almost all cheetahs in captivity suffer from anxiety attacks and the ensuing consequences.
It turned out that the best method of dealing with their anxiety was the dogs assigned to them for emotional support.
The photographs show a cheetah and a Labrador from the San Diego Zoo, where this practice began in the 1980s.
It turns out that captivity makes cheetahs very shy and nervous. As a result, it interferes with the establishment of communication with the male / female and the acquisition of offspring.
Therefore, cheetahs are given a pair of loving, cheerful dogs. In this way, animals can observe their behavior and simulate their own (and in the end procreate).
Little cheetahs learn self-confidence from puppies. They provide them with the strongest emotional support.
As a result, friends grow up together, learning and helping each other.