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Kasi and Mtani: A Cheetah and Her Labrador, One Year Later

An unlikely pairing turns out to be one of the best of friendships.

Liz Acosta  |  May 14th 2012

It’s absolute paradise for Kasi and Mtani, who have spent the past year as unexpected friends.

Kasi the Cheetah and Mtani the Labrador Retriever met when they were only a few weeks old at Busch Gardens in Florida and quickly became inseparable.

Even though the two seem like natural enemies, cheetahs and dogs are actually behaviorally similar, with both animals being highly social creatures.

The pair live together at the park’s Cheetah Run habitat and are celebrities in their own right, traveling together to schools, events, and even television studios!

Kasi and Mtani are an odd couple that make purrrfect sense!

Via DOGLR, images via Busch Gardens