15 Remarkable Stories Of Unusual Friendships In Animal Kingdom

5:00 am 27 Mar, 2014

Who said animals don’t need friends? It might be little weird for you to believe but interspecific friendships do occur more than you can ever imagine. Check out some of the most unusual friendships below ranging from adorable to bizarre.

1. Tinni the dog and Sniffer the red fox

tinni dog

Photo Credit: Torgeir Berge

 

These two met in the forests of Norway.

norway forest

Photo Credit: Torgeir Berge

 

And they hit it off right away.

fox n dog

Photo Credit: Torgeir Berge

 

This real-life fox and hound have been friends ever since.

frnds

Photo Credit: Torgeir Berge

2. Torque the dog and Shrek the owl

torque dog

Photo Credit: Solent News and Photos

 

Torque adopted the owl chick when he was only 6 months old himself, but he became a great mom to the bird.

dog n owl

3. Bubbles the elephant and Bella the black lab.

bubbles elephants

Photo Credit: Barry Bland

 

Even though Bella is a fraction of Bubble’s size, they are best buds.

best buds

Photo Credit: Barry Bland

 

They love swimming and playing together.

having fun

4. Fred the Labrador and Dennis the duckling

dennis the duck

Photo Credit: SWNS

 

This duckling’s mom was killed by a fox, but Fred stepped in as a surrogate parent.

surrogate parent

Photo Credit: SWNS

5. Mabel the chicken and her puppies

chicken and puppies

Photo Credit: Anita Maric

 

Mabel became a family pet after being injured. When she came inside, she began looking after the family’s puppies. Aww.

family pet

Photo Credit: Anita Maric

6. Milo the dog and Bonedigger the lion

dog n lion

Photo Credit: Barcroft USA

 

Milo took Bonedigger as a cub under his wing, because the little lion had a metabolic bone disease.

lion

Photo Credit: Barcroft USA

 

Now, the lion is still best friends with Milo and his friends Bullet and Angel.

lions friends

Photo Credit: Barcroft USA

7. This stray cat and fox

playing

Photo Credit : Imgur

 

These two were spotted playing on the shores of Lake Van in Turkey.

wild friendship

Photo Credit: Imgur

 

Their wild friendship is adorable.

cat n fox

Photo Credit: Imgur

8. Manni the wild boar piglet and Candy the dog

friendship

Photo Credit : Spiegel

 

This wild boar piglet was found starving in a field.

pig n dog

Photo Credit : Spiegel

 

A family rescued him and their Jack Russell Terrier befriended him right away.

wild boar piglet

Photo Credit : Spiegel

9. Wild deer and rabbit

bambi and thumper

Photo Credit : Tanja Askani

 

An animal photographer caught this real-life Bambi and Thumper playing.

cute

Photo Credit : Tanja Askani

 

 

Too cute for words.

deer n rabbit

Photo Credit : Tanja Askani

10. Bea the Giraffe and Wilma the Ostrich


around each other

 

The space is completely open, they just choose to be around each other.

giraffe n ostrich

Photo Credit : PA

 

The two met at Busch Gardens on a 65-acre enclosure.

busch gardens

11. Sher Khan, Bhaloo and Leo

happy n healthy

Photo Credit : Barcroft Media

 

They are three happy and healthy friends.

shere khan

Photo Credit : Barcroft Media

 

These three animals were kept by a drug dealer, but were rescued together.

baloo

Photo Credit : Barcroft Media

12. Kasi the cheetah and Mtani the labrador

cheetah n labrador

Photo Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa

 

These two were raised at Busch Gardens Tampa together.

busch garden tampa

Photo Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa

 

Even as adults, they are friends. This couple visits schools together.

always together

Photo Credit: Busch Gardens Tampa

13. Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the blue tick hound

orangutan

 

Together, these two live at an endangered species reserve in the US.

endangered species

 

One day, Roscoe followed the orangutan and her handlers home. He never left.

Roscoe the blue tick hound

14. Kate the great dane and Pippin the deer

great dane

Photo Credit: Isobel Springett

 

Kate adopted Pippin as a fawn. Eventually, the deer moved back into the forest, but still visits the family from time to time.

pippin the deer

15. Anjana the chimpanzee and tiger cubs

chimpanzee

Photo Credit: Bary Bland

 

The tiger clubs were flooded out of their enclosure during a hurricane.

tiger cubs

Photo Credit: Bary Bland

 

Luckily, Anjana and her handler were happy to take care of them.

feeding cubs

Photo Credit: Bary Bland

 

Especially Anjana.

anjana

Photo Credit: Bary Bland

 

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