Ruuxa and Raina - A Cheetah and Dog's True Story of Friendship Hardcover Book
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- A moving story of Ruuxa the cheetah and his best friend, Raina the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog
- Moving and heartwarming
- Builds empathy for animals
- Hardcover children's book by San Diego Zoo Kids by author Georgeanne Irvine
- One of four books in the Hope & Inspiration series
Ruuxa & Raina: A Cheetah and Dog's True Story of Friendship and Miracles is an moving story of Ruuxa the cheetah and his best
friend, Raina the Rhodesian Ridgeback dog. Ruuxa, born with front legs that grew crooked, and Raina, diagnosed with terminal
cancer, developed a unique friendship like no other. Their unbreakable bond proves that miracles can and do happen when you
have a best friend by your side. Pairings of cheetahs and dogs have been animal ambassadors at the San Diego Zoo and San
Diego Zoo Safari Park for years. Cautious of new situations, cheetahs are comforted by their dog friends. That comfort allows
trainers at the zoo to learn and teach visitors about the magnificence of cheetahs and how we can help save them in the wild.
Trainers, who work with pairs of cheetahs and dogs every day, regularly witness the close bond that the two animals have formed.
But there has never been as miraculous and inspiring a bond as the friendship between Ruuxa the cheetah and Raina the
Rhodesian Ridgeback. Hardcover children's book by San Diego Zoo Kids by author Georgeanne Irvine. One of four books in the Hope & Inspiration series.
Winner of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Young Reader Nonfiction.