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.


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.


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


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


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.


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.


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



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


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.


Photo Credit: Bary Bland



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