The world-famous San Diego Zoo began life more than 100 years ago with the roar of a lion left behind after the 1915–16 Panama–California Exposition at Balboa Park. Today, the zoo and its Safari Park boast some incredible animal residents.
Cheetahs are fast but not necessarily confident. To help the spotted sprinters adjust to an environment with a lot of commotion, zookeepers pair them with domestic dogs, whose body language communicates calm. The zoo is home to several such odd couples, among them Miley, a female husky mix, and Bakka, a male South African cheetah.