A seven month old cheetah cub was full of
energy during a training session at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. But he didn’t want to play on his own. No, the cheeky male cheetah playfully
instigated a wrestling match with his puppy companion, Reina. The cheetah and dog are often brought to an area
at the safari park where they can play off-leash and reach full running speeds, chasing each
other around. The exercise sessions provide Ruuxa with the
opportunity to thrive by expressing natural behaviours like sprinting and chasing. Visitors to the safari park may see Ruuxa
and Reina on a behind-the-scenes Cheetah and Friends Tour or during one of the training
sessions around the park.