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CUTE ALERT: Cheetah cub and puppy play date

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There's some cuteness overload at the San Diego Zoo.

The zoo is sharing this video of a cheetah cub and puppy on a play date.

The seven-week-old cheetah cub is named Ruuxa.

And the puppy, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy named Raina, is eight-weeks-old.

The nursery windows were opened Monday for the first time since the two animals were paired.

The cheetah is an animal ambassador for the zoo's safari park, after his mother rejected him.

Ambassador cheetahs are paired with a domestic dog for companionship.

The idea is that the dog will help calm the cheetah.

For now, their play dates will be closely monitored.

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