It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there. Well, not literally, but competition and rivalry within the animal kingdom is fierce and generally keeps animal friendships within a species. Sometimes, a remarkable animal transcends the bounds of its biology and finds love in another species all together. We’ve all heard of common animal friendships such as between a dog and a house cat or a donkey and a duck; the friendships on this list are exponentially more bizarre, more unusual, and more unexpected.
These animal friendships are heartfelt and genuine – often between animals who are normally enemies. Could you ever imagine a dog and an elephant being the best of playmates, held together by their love of water? Or a tortoise who sheltered a baby hippo, starting an instant bond? Maybe you’ll fall in love with the story of the chimpanzee and her baby tigers. Or maybe what will do you in is the tale of a dog and his dolphin friend who swim in the sea for hours on end. All in all, the stories on this list are sure to tug at your heart strings and make you go “aww”, so check out these 25 Unlikely Animal Friendships That Are Just Too Adorable.
Featured image used with permission from Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary