Kasi & Mtani

3kasiKasi the cheetah and Mtani the Labrador retriever are growing up together at Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida.  Kasi is an orphan and the keepers at Busch Gardens introduced her to Mtani when she was six weeks old.  Both Kasi and Mtani are rescued animals. The name "Kasi" means "one with speed", and "Mtani" means "close friend" in the Swahili language.  Kasi and Mtani love to run and jump and play with each other. Sometimes they get to visit schools or television studios to talk about cheetahs in the wild.