CONNECTICUT - Two furry, four-legged animals in Greenwich have become the best of friends despite some obvious differences.

A 1-year-old cheetah named Adaeze formed an unlikely friendship with a 7-year-old Australian shepherd named Odie.

The center's director, Marcella Leone, says Odie is her husband's pet. Leone says the odd pair spends almost every moment together.

Adaeze was born in a litter of eight cubs at the LEO Zoological Conservation Center in Greenwich.

Leone says the responsibility of caring for all her offspring was too much for Adaeze's mother, who bailed on the young cub.

Adaeze and Odie are the center's ambassador pair and travel to different events to teach people about wildlife conservation.