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Cheetah Cub, Puppy Celebrate 1st Birthday With Chicken-Flavored Popsicle Cake

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    Winspear the cheetah and Amani the black Labrador turned one year old Thursday. The pair was treated to a chicken flavored popsicle cake. (Published Thursday, July 10, 2014)

    Two very special friends at the Dallas Zoo are celebrating an important milestone: their first birthday.

    Winspear the cheetah and Amani the black Labrador both turned 1 year old Thursday. They were treated to a chicken-flavored popsicle cake.

    The best friends live, eat and play together at the Dallas Zoo. Zookeepers have raised the duo together since they were two months old.

    Petr David Josek/AP

    Zoo experts found the lab had a calming influence on the cheetah cub, which was important in his preparation for spending time in the public eye.

    A second cub, Kamau, was also being raised with Winspear and Amani but sadly died of pneumonia in January.