POWELL, Ohio (WCMH) — The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced the death of one of its cheetah ambassador dogs, Coby.  

According to a Facebook post, 8-year-old Coby was humanely euthanized after his health deteriorated due to a neurological decline.  

Coby, who came to the zoo as a puppy, not only helped raise cheetahs Bibi and Zemba, but also helped mentor other companion dogs.  

“Coby was a pillar of our Animal Programs department and a treasured member of our Zoo family. Though we are devastated, we are confident he has found a sunny spot across the rainbow bridge, napping happily and keeping an eye on his loved ones,” the zoo said in the post.  

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