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This is a tale about two best friends and two miracles—one for each of them. Ruuxa & Raina is an empowering, hardcover, 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.
Ruuxa and Raina’s heartwarming story, written by Georgeanne Irvine, is illustrated with engaging photographs, and includes a section featuring fun facts about cheetahs and Rhodesian ridgebacks. Ruuxa & Raina, published by San Diego Zoo Global Press, is part of its new San Diego Zoo Kids Hope and Inspiration Series.