A year ago - a small cheetah named Kasi and a puppy Labrador Mtani both are living togather as friends. Kasi threw by his mother, and his keepers brought him to the zoo. A year has passed of their friendship, and still inseparable friends continue to enjoy life at the zoo Bush in Florida, National Park of Tampa Bay.
Meet a Kasi and Mtani. Meaning of their names - "Kasi" - "fast" and "Mtani" - "best friend". I must say that this experiment is to share a room to the other kind of individual cheetahs was the first for the zoo. And in general, these solutions are very rare. Curator Tom Smith explained why it was so decided.
Kasi "from the cradle," brought by the zoo keepers who one day decided to conduct an unusual experiment.
Cheetah kitten for a long time did not know other friends besides the people who cared about him, it became necessary to find a way to develop his social skills. So there was a solution sat down beside him a dog breed Labrador.
In the picture: Kasi and Mtani meet with Halloween 2012.
Kasi and Mtani were very similar in character, playful and very funny, with the result that today they are having a great time together.
According to him, dogs, and cheetahs are very similar to the structure of society, so they are easy to find a common language.
So the kid Kasi looked a year ago.
And it is - a more recent photograph, taken on the same background.