BOOK! From San Diego Zoo >> RUUXA & RAINA: a Cheetah and Dog’s True Story of Friendship and Miracles — This is a tale about two best friends and two miracles. Author Georgeanne Irvine! On Amazon!

BOOK! From San Diego Zoo >> RUUXA & RAINA: a Cheetah and Dog’s True Story of Friendship and Miracles — This is a tale about two best friends and two […]

BOOK! From San Diego Zoo >> RUUXA & RAINA: a Cheetah and Dog’s True Story of Friendship and Miracles — This is a tale about two best friends and two miracles. Author Georgeanne Irvine! On Amazon >> www.amazon.co.uk/Ruuxa-Raina-Cheetah-Friendship-Miracles

RUUXA & RAINA: a Cheetah and Dog’s True Story of Friendship and Miracles — This is a tale about two best friends and two miracles. Ruuxa & Raina is an empowering children’s book about a pair of devoted friends who grew up together at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: a cheetah named Ruuxa and his Rhodesian ridgeback pal, Raina. Both animals beat the odds stacked against them. Ruuxa, born with front legs that were bowed, and Raina, diagnosed with terminal cancer, prove that miracles can—and do—happen when you have a best buddy by your side. (IBPA Gold book winner)

Ruuxa & Raina: A Cheetah and Dog’s True Story of Friendship and Miracles Hardcover – 1 May 2018
by Georgeanne Irvine (Author)

This true story of Ruuxa the cheetah and his best friend, Raina the Rhodesian ridgeback, will leave readers moved and forever changed. Ruuxa, born with front legs that grew crooked, and Raina, diagnosed with terminal cancer, have a friendship like no other. They prove that miracles can and do happen when you have a best buddy by your side.

Cheetah and dog pairs have been animal ambassadors at the San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park for decades. Naturally cautious of new situations, cheetahs are comforted by their dog buddies, allowing the pair to help their trainers teach humans about the magnificence of cheetahs and how they can be saved in the wild. Raised together as cub and pup, the cheetah and dog become best buddies. Trainers, who work with the duos every day, regularly witness the close bond that the two animals have been able to form. But, there has never been as miraculous a bond as that between Ruuxa the cheetah and his Rhodesian ridgeback pal, Raina.