Some unusual animal friendships that are surprising as well as heartwarming

Animals can form bonds across their species boundaries if the need for social contact pre-empts their normal biological imperatives. Strong attachments often arise in captive animals. In most cases, cross-species friendships are formed strongly when animals are young. But in captivity even an older captured animal also might seek out a friend, including a member of another species. Here are some very unusual animal friendships that are surprising as well as heartwarming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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