“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”
― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh
A good friend is an essential thing to have in life. In spite of differences and disagreements, people (or animals, in this case) can come together and show one another love, loyalty, gratitude, and devotion.
These unusual, interspecies animal friendships may not only surprise you, but inspire you to show that special someone in your life just how much you care. We can learn quite a bit from our animal friends on tolerance and the ability to see more of what we have in common than what makes us different.
Please SHARE these amazing and unexpected stories of animal friendships with someone you love!
1. Kate the Great Dane and Pippin the deer.
Kate the Great Dane adopted Pippin the fawn when she was just a baby, and even though Pippin has since moved back to the forest and had a baby of her own, she still pays regular visits to her old friend Kate.
2. Bea the giraffe and Wilma the ostrich.
These “old birds” have been friends for years, sharing a large enclosure at Busch Gardens.
3. Baby kangaroo & wombat.
Rob Leeson / Newspix / Rex
This orphaned kangaroo and wombat became inseparable friends after the two shared a pouch together at the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, Australia.
4. Bubbles the African elephant and Bella the black Labrador
Bubbles is a rescue elephant brought to a safari reserve, where she met her new doggie friend, Bella.
5. A toad gives a mouse a lift during a flood.
During a flood in India back in 2006, a photographer snapped this amazing photo of animal altruism.