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Wild Wonders celebrates the second anniversary of a special friendship

BONSALL – During October, Tavi, Wild Wonders' youngest cheetah, and Yara, his yellow lab companion, will celebrate their second anniversary together. These two have been best buds since they were introduced two years ago.

Tavi had a rough start in life. He was an only cub, and frequently mother cheetahs will either abandon solo cubs or stop lactating. Because of Wild Wonders' long history of experience with cheetahs, Wild Wonders was selected to be his forever home.

Yara was chosen as a companion for Tavi to help him learn to be brave. Having a dog as a playmate would give him confidence, which is much needed in his role of teaching people about cheetah conservation.

Although they've grown quite a bit, they still roughhouse together and have a great time playing in their exercise yard every day.

It's taken a lot of work and a lot of patience, but it's been a heartwarming time watching them grow up together. Wild Wonders will be celebrating this amazing friendship throughout October with toys and treats.

Wild Wonders is open seven days a week and hosts privately guided tours by reservation only.

For more information, call 760-630-9230, email [email protected] or go to

Submitted by Wild Wonders.


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