Your eyes are not deceiving you. That isn't a cheetah with those cubs, but an Australian Shepherd dog named Blakely. The cubs' mother sadly did not survive the recovery period following a c-section.
Blakely is no stranger to the nanny role; he has helped many babies grow up in the zoo and was featured on The Today Show
and in USA Today
. The Cincinnati Zoo's nursing staff is addressing the nutritional needs of the cubs by bottle feeding them, and they are well on their way to leaving the nursery in a couple of months.
feature image via The Cincinnati Zoo/ Youtube, h/t WCPO News