They say opposites attract; you may find that some of your best friends are people who challenge you and offer you a different perspective on life. Apparently, the same can be true for animals! Countless unlikely animal friendships have been recorded in pictures and on the news. Here are just a few to help you see how compassionate animals can be!
1. Orangutan and dog
Suryia, an orangutan, and Roscoe, a dog, were raised together in a South Carolina sanctuary. The two met when Suryia spotted the homeless Roscoe wandering into an animal centre. The keepers decided to adopt the dog, and allowed him to spend time with Suryia to give the primate some friendship. Orangutans are very intelligent, and prefer not to be on their own.The orangutan takes the dog for walks around the enclosure on a lead, and swims with him. There are also pictures online of the pair being taken for a ride on the back of an elephant, which also lives in the sanctuary. The two animals have become the subject of a book being used to raise money for their shared home.
2. Anjana the chimpanzee hanging with tiger cubs.
Chimpanzees are known to be intelligent and show care for one another in the wild, knowing that, it still amazing to see this love affair between two different species of animal.
3. Bubbles the Elephant and Bella the Black Labrador.
Despite the extreme difference in size, Bubbles the elephant and Bella the black lab have become great friends. Bubbles was brought to a safari reserve in the U.S. after she was rescued from ivory poachers in Africa, while Bella was left there by a contractor for the park. The two are great to see together, especially when Bella uses Bubbles as a diving board!.
4. Chimpanzee feeding a tiger cub with milk.
How adorable to see this two animals of different species having a nice time together.
5. The rhinoceros and the sheep
The female rhinoceros, named Kanchi, became depressed when her male partner died in 2013, according to the Dhaka Tribune.
Kanchi stopped eating and grew quiet following the loss, so the zoo workers decided to introduce her to a sheep for a companion — and it worked. The sheep and rhino lived together for five years, according to the Bangladesh newspaper.
"The sheep could have had a life of her own, but remained steadfastly dedicated to the rhino," reported the Dhaka Tribune.
6. Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox.
Even though they are distance cousin of the dog family tree, it's unusual to see a domestic dog and a wild fox having an affair.
7. The Dog and the Tiger cub.
Cross-fostering is when "baby animals are separated from their birth parents and raised by surrogates," according to National Geographic.
In this 2005 photo, a four-month-old Amur tiger cub is pictured with its surrogate mom, a dog that nursed two tiger cubs at the zoo.
8. Mabel the Chicken and the Puppies.
After being saved from the pot due to a foot injury, Mable found a new wonder when she was moved into her owners’ home – puppies! For some reason, the year-old hen has taken to roosting on the puppies and keeping them warm while their mother prefers the yard. Go figure!.
9. Kasi the Cheetah and Mtani the Labrador.
Kasi and Mtani were raised together at Bush Gardens in the U.S. During their youth, their unusual friendship was a treat to watch. As he grew into adolescence, however, Kasi began drifting away from Mtani and becoming more interested in the female cheetahs in the next pen. While Kasi now spends more time with other cheetahs, the two are still good friends and often visit schools and other places together.
10. Shere Khan, Baloo, and Leo.
These three animals share an amazing story. Shere Khan is a tiger, Baloo a bear, and Leo a lion. They were rescued together from an owner who had ill-treated and abused them, causing Baloo a permanent deformity. Having been through something so frightening and unnatural together, the three now spend all their time together at an animal sanctuary in the US.
11.Snake and hamster.
In many countries it is illegal to feed live vertebrates to other animals. In Japan, however, it is permitted to feed live rodents to snakes. In Tokyo zoo, a hamster was placed in the terrarium of a snake called Aochan, who was refusing to eat frozen rats. Aochan, a rat snake, would be expected to make a meal of a hamster but instead left it alone. The hamster does not seem afraid of his reptile chum and often sleeps on top of Aochan. At first the keepers thought there might be something wrong with the snake, or that he would eat the hamster in time – but the two remained companions for several months. They became an attraction at the zoo, and the lucky hamster was called Gohan by his keepers, meaning ‘Meal.’
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