50 Unlikely Animal Friendships Too Cute to Handle!

Watching animal videos is a sure-fire way to brighten up your day. One of our personal favorite types of animal videos is unlikely friendships!

Social media is abuzz about a video that captured a surprising pair of pals—a coyote and a badger—making their way through a culvert together to safely pass underneath a California highway. While coyotes and badgers have been known to hunt together in the wild, the interspecies friendships below prove that anybody can get along if they really put their minds to it.

We love seeing how close of connection animals can have with one another regardless of their species. These relationships are proof of how compassionate and emotional animals can be. Here are some more animal friendships that are just as adorable as they are unlikely!

#1 A Pelican Befriended A Stray Dog Who Was Often Spotted Hanging Out All Alone Along The Boat Docks. The Man Who Photographed This Has Adopted Him But Brings Him Back Every Day To See His Friend, Petey The Pelican

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Arizona Humane Society’s Pet Behavior and Pet Training Manager Jenny Dagnino told Bored Panda that social relationships between animals of different species are common. Read on for more of Dagnino’s insights.

#2 Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador

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#3 Friendship Goals

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AHS’ Pet Behavior and Pet Training Manager Dagnino said that pets like dogs and cats are social animals and usually prefer the company of other animals and people. “It is safe to assume that animals who do have social relationships with other species likely had exposure to them during an early stage in their development, or had interactions over a long period of time that were positive for them,” she said.

“At the Arizona Humane Society, we have opportunities to pair animals of the same species (dogs with dogs, cats with cats) to provide some more social interaction, and sometimes it can provide a shy animal some comfort,” Dagnino explained.

What’s more, the AHS team can provide adopters with some tips for pet adopters to help introduce new rescue animals to their new forever homes in a way that’s safe and comfortable for all the pets involved. You can find some helpful tips and tricks right here.

#4 Cheetah And Doggo Stayed Best Friends From The Start!

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#5 Family Isn’t Always Blood

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#6 Friendship Through The Toughest Of Times

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Dagnino confirmed to Bored Panda that cats and dogs can get along together and even show affection toward each other. “But their ability or inclination to do this is affected by both animals’ experiences in early development and maintained by positive or negative experiences during their lifetime, even genetics,” she warned.

Mutually beneficial friendships between different species can occur naturally (like badgers hunting together with foxes or coyotes), but some close bonds blossomed because of us—human beings.

Humans domesticating animals has created the foundation for some interspecies cooperation and friendships that otherwise would most likely never have come about. So you can see friendships blossoming between animals that live with or near humans. Ever been to a farm or a zoo? You’ll know what we mean, then.

#7 Little And Large

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That’s not to say that cats and dogs will suddenly become best amigos, but it does mean they’re more likely to get along (or at least tolerate one another) because they’re constantly around each other.

Animals of different species communicate with each other both verbally and non-verbally. Just like we can try and interpret what a dog is telling us, a dog can try understanding what its duck/cat/cheetah buddy is trying to say. Meanwhile, some species of monkeys have been known to communicate with one another by sounding alarm calls whenever danger is near. However, bonds aren’t always purely utilitarian.

The basis for friendship can be pretty much anything, but one of the most common ways it starts is through having fun. When animals play together, they get closer and can become friends, eventually. It’s not that different for human beings!

#10 These Best Friends. Even The Look In His Eyes Is Adorable

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#11 Give Us Back Our Friend

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#12 Our Neighbor Sent Me This Adorable Display Of Pure Joy Between Our Dogs. They Finally Got Him A Stool So He Could Greet His Big Friend Properly

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#13 Comforting A Friend

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#14 Today, At Doggy Daycare, My Dog Made A New Best Friend!

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#15 Meet Herman, The Flightless Pigeon And His Best Friend Lundy, The Chihuahua Who Can’t Walk

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#16 Baby Elephant And Ostrich’s Friendship

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#17 Buddies

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#18 Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs

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#19 The Start Of An Awwesome Friendship!

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#20 Unexpected Friendships Are The Best Ones

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#21 My Friend’s Cat And Rat Are Best Buddies

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#22 Goat And Sheep Friends

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#23 Friendship Between A Horse And Husky

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#24 My Girlfriends Horse Got A New Friend

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#25 Rescue Fox And A Bulldog Become Inseparable And Form A Real-Life “The Fox And The Hound” Friendship

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#26 Friendship Is A Very Beautiful Thing

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#27 Ingo The Dog And His Owl Friend

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#28 My Aunts Goat Thinks It’s A Dog. It won’t Associate With The Other Goats And Only Hangs Out With The Dogs

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#29 “A Rare Friendship Developed Between A Gray Wolf And Brown Bear”

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#30 You’ve Got A Friend In Me

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#31 Best Friends

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#32 Now This Was An Unexpected Friendship

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#33 Meet Mickey And John, They’re Best Friends

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#34 Cat And Fox Are Best Friends

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#35 Dog And Raccoon Friendship

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#36 Unusual Friendship

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#37 Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox

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#38 I Went To The Shelter To Adopt A Dog, And I Found Those Two In This Posture, I Couldn’t Separate Them So I End Up Adopting Both Of Them

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#39 Making New Friends

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#40 Golden Retriever And An Abandoned Kitty

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#41 Dog And Crow Are Best Friends

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#42 Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog

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#43 Welcome To This Beautiful, Unlikely Friendship.

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#44 We Adopted A New Cat Not Knowing They’d Become Inseparable

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#45 Dog And Newly Rescued Calf Who Are Best Friends At The Gentle Barn

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#46 Doggo & Cow Friendship

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#47 Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

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#48 These Horses Always Come For A Kiss Whenever We Walk Past

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#49 He Made A New Friend At Doggy Day Care

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#50 Duck And A Dog

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Same Crocodile, Same Place 15 Years Apart- Steve Irwin’s Son Recreates His Father’s Most Iconic Photo

We are living in a world that nothing is guaranteed forever. due to extreme pollution and global warming and harmful thing happening the earth is becoming a big mess. Not only for humans but also for animals. They have been massively going on extinct and unprotected by human harm and evilness.

Nonetheless, the rates of extinction that are currently taking place are actually comparable to the rates that took place when dinosaurs were wiped off of the face of the planet.

However, there is still a ray of hope when it comes to people who actually care about other beings except themselves.

I bet Everyone knows the late, great Steve Irwin. He left behind an incredible legacy. He was a crocodile hunter with a heart of gold. Now, his loved ones are doing their best to carry on the tradition. His children Robert and Bindi have continued their conservation efforts. Irwin’s wife Terri is also heavily involved.

1. Steve Irwin was a crocodile hunter and an activist for wild animal rights.

The Irwin family at the Australia Zoo in June 2006: (L-R) Robert, Terri, Steve, and Bindi
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When we remember steve we see that all he ever wanted was that all the animals in the Australian Zoo where he used to work to be treated with the utmost respect. If these animals are not given the chance to hunt down moving prey, they are more likely to become extinct. That’s why the efforts of trained handlers are important. Without their assistance, the crocodiles are unable to feed in the proper manner.

His son Murray made a recreation photo like his father did but 15 years after a very iconic photo of his father feeding the same crocodile. Now, Robert is the one who is responsible for his welfare. The Instagram post went viral and was liked by every animal lover out there. And Robert hopes he can shed light to everyone about animal rights welfare.

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3. His wife and two childrens are continuing his legacy

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