CUTE: Columbus Zoo introduces puppy partner to cheetah cub

10-week-old cheetah cub, Emmett and his 7-week-old puppy buddy, Cullen (CREDIT: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium)

POWELL, OH (WCMH)–We all get by with a little help from our friends. The Columbus Zoo introduced Facebook fans to an adorable new pair of friends on Friday: Emmett the cheetah cub and Cullen the puppy.

The two pals will be on view at the Animal Encounters Village.

Emmett was born at The Wilds in Cumberland and was hand-reared while being treated for pneumonia. The Zoo says he picked Cullen to be his companion dog. They will grow up together, and Cullen will help Emmett “be more confident and calm.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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