Emmett, a cheetah cub, caught a nasty case of pneumonia not long after he was born. Little Emmett, named after a vampire in Twilight, was very sick at only 10 weeks old.
Emmett was a little nervous about his new life at the Wilds Conservation Center in Ohio, and because of this spent his first few weeks of life being carefully cared for and fed by humans. This poor, sick little cub was having quite a rough time!
Then, things changed drastically for Emmett. Suddenly there was a new friend in the picture… a 7 week old lab puppy! Continuing with the Twilight name theme, the puppy was named Cullen.
Cullen sweetly took Emmett under his care.
Now that Emmett is well and happy, the Wilds Conservation Center plans to take him on the road to travel with the Jungle Jack Hanna Team as an ambassador for wild cheetahs.
The best news? Cullen is coming along to keep Emmett company! This weekend is their first big appearance.
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