Just a month after Busch Gardens took in a cheetah cub whose mother wasn’t caring for it, the park’s animal care team identified the perfect four-legged friend for the 8-week-old cat: a 16-week-old female yellow Labrador puppy. The two were first introduced in April 2011 and began spending supervised play times together each day.
A young boar named Freddy looks for food as it stands beside Mario the bull in Ebergoetzen, central Germany. Apparently separated from his pack, the young boar showed up among the herd of Galloway cattle about six weeks earlier and is fed from time to time by a cow.
A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania resident reports, every morning, a local deer visits the cat, who reciprocates by grooming the much larger animal. The deer expresses its affection by licking the friendly feline.
Female dachshund Bessi lays in a basket with a 5-day-old baby tiger on May 20, at the wild animal park in Stroehen, Germany. JUST LIKE ANY BABIES, THEY LOVE EVERYBODY UNTIL THEY ARE TAUGHT TO HATE!
In this three picture combo, played out on the front walk of an Amish family in Middlefield, Ohio, a black cat approaches a resting dog, and then makes herself quite comfortable with her newfound friend. Family members said that the dog belonged to a neighbor, and the feline was one of their many barn cats.
At the Wildlives Rescue & Rehabilitation Centre in Thorrington, Colchester, UK, Prudence the piglet thinks she is a dog.
Owner Steph Tuft, 25, takes duck Essy for a walk with her Staffordshire cross dogs Rachka, aged 2 (left) and DD, aged 4, in Bournemouth, England. Essy, a 9-month-old Cherry Valley duck, thinks she is a dog, and likes to walk with the other two pets.
A baby elephant and a sheep may not appear to have much in common, but at the Shamwari Game Reserve these two animals have become the best of pals.
BoonLua, a long-tailed macaque, lives with Toby, a rabbit, in Ayutthaya province in Thailand. BoonLua, the 6-year-old wild monkey, lost both its legs and one arm during an attack by dogs three years ago. It dragged itself to a nearby temple where it received medical treatment and survived. He now lives in a custom built enclosure with the rabbit.
Three-month-old tiger cub, Zoya, was rejected by her mother. She plays with Alsatian puppy Frida, who is the same age, in a special enclosure at the Warsaw Zoo in Poland. The dog is owned by a zoo employee and was introduced to the tiger so that she could have a companion for the next few months.