It’s not uncommon for animals to form close bonds with members of other species, including those they would normally consider eating.
Animals are brought together in unexpected ways due to abandonment, tragedy, or living together on farms or zoos.
We’re looking at what occurs when opposites attract in honor of National Best Friends Day.
1.A monkey bought from an animal trader in Bangladesh spends hours hugging and cuddling this puppy.
2. This dog at a Chinese zoo is acting as a wet nurse for these tiger cubs. Their real mother is too weak to produce milk.
3. This brown bear cub wandered into a family’s yard in Slovenia, and has since taken to the family dog.
4. A zoo in Thailand is trying to pair domestic animals like pigs with tigers to bring in more visitors.
5. This donkey and wolf have become quite close, and even share a pen on the farm where they live in Albania. The friendship draws a lot of attention from the neighbors.
6. A camel bends over a fence to nuzzle a miniature pig at a zoo in Russia.
7. A monkey helps a parrot get rid of lice at a wild animal park in China
8. A young parrot perches itself on a dog dressed in a hat.
9. A dog, cat, and mouse pile on at the end of a long day.
10. A dog rests on a buffalo near a river in Pakistan.
11. A baby hippopotamus cozies up to his adopted “mother” — a 120-year-old giant tortoise living in a Kenyan sanctuary.
12. Both abandoned by their owners years ago, this monkey and cat have become playmates at a temple in Thailand. The monkey even checks the cat for lice.
13. These cougar and tiger cubs are quite close with this German shepherd at an Australian veterinarian’s house.
14. Onward! This mouse is catching a float on this frog in Lucknow, India.
15. After its own kitten died, this cat started taking care of these puppies, whose mother had been hit by a car.
16. This black swan is feeding these carp at a wildlife park in Shenzen, China.
17. A tiger cub and a baby monkey pal around at a zoo in China.
18. A turtle catches a ride on the back of an alligator in Panama’s Summit Zoo.
19. A baby monkey, a lion cub, and tiger cubs play at a Tiger Park in China.
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