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Strange & Improbable Animal Friendships

After spending a lot of time alone in the same room
 of the owners house, they grew fond of each other.
The crow is almost always on the dogs back,
the dog even barks when people try to touch his pal.
The owner built a custom harness for more
comfortable rides.
A black swan feeding fish at a public park.

    After a devastating forest fire, fire rescue ran out of
crates for the animals saved from the blazes.
This fawn and baby bobcat were placed together in the office.
Hours later, firemen noticed theyd taken a liking
 to one another and cuddled for the duration they
were kept together.


A duck and house cat raised together by a family.
 Supposedly the duck hates water and hasnt
figured out yet that it can fly.

  A wild life park in China adopted two tiger cubs,
 which were soon adopted by a workers dog
that happened to be in the pen frequently.

 The Fernandez family adopted a tiger cub after he
lost his family. Hes been raised with the family dog
 since youth and they are inseparable.
A five week old boar plays with Candy, the
Jack Russell terrier in          
Ehringhausen , Germany .


Humphrey was a house pet that became too large          
and was moved to the Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
 in South Africa , where he was safe but lonely.
Cameroon Pygmy Mountain Goat climbed Humphreys
 enclosure fence and befriended him.

  Sobe the iguana and Johann the cat were both rescued
by a woman in Brooklyn , NY .
 Every day when the iguana is let out of her cage,
 she seeks out Johann for play time, along with
a rabbit also kept as a pet.
A baby hippo was swept away by a tsunami and
 rescued by a wild life reservation. A 130 year old tortoise
immediately befriended him.

  Everyone knows who Koko the gorilla that speaks sign
language is. For her birthday one year, she signed to her
 teacher that she wanted a kitten.
Kokos teacher wasnt surprised, as Kokos two
          favorite books were about cats.
They adopted one from an abandoned litter
 and Koko showed it tender care and gentleness.

A lioness abandoned by her pack decides to adopt a baby
impala after killing its mother. Several times, she tried to
leave the baby in the company of other impalas,
but ended up having to take the baby back under her wing
 after the adult impalas were frightened away by her.

A lion, tiger, and bear raised together in the same enclosure
 at Noahs Ark Sanctuary in GA play ball, cuddle, and chase each other.

 A giraffe and ostrich form an odd friendship at
Busch Garden s in Florida .

A baby impala was left behind after the rest of its group
 ran away from the cheetahs. Instead of preying on the impala,
they played gently with it a bit before simply getting bored and leaving it.

Owls that hatched at a hawk conservatory were adopted
 by the park keeper and became friends with his pet dog.

 A few morn unusual animal friends.
They make me smile.











DMS said...

I couldn't see the photos for some reason, but I loved reading the blurbs and could imagine what the pictures looked like.

Animals do form amazing and often odd friendships with other animals. I especially liked reading about the cat helping the blind dog. :) The stray cat story reminded me of the stray dog visiting the silver back in the story The One and Only Ivan (bases on a true story).

Thanks for sharing!

Anna Maria said...

Jess...thanks for letting me know they were only showing up on my computer. I copied them from the email the friend sent me one by one and hopefully they are there now. Yes, animals do form some amazing friendships...thanks for visiting.

Jill Paterson said...

If human beings could be more like animals, I think the world would be a much better place.
We can learn a lot from our feathered and furry friends.
Wonderful post, Anna.

Anna Maria said...

Thanks for the help Jill! Yes, we can learn a lot from our animal friends. It is possible to love someone who is very different from who you are.

Grundy said...

And yet Republicans and Democrats can't get along.

Anna Maria said...

True Grundy...I've been watching politics unfold ever since Roosevelt and never have I see a greater divide between the parties as there seems to be now.