We humans will never tire of seeing two very different animals cuddling, nuzzling, or just hanging out. While our species is mostly limited to befriending our own kind, the sky's the limit in the animal kingdom. Their bonds transcend the boundaries that we normally face (language, culture, class, social ranking, etc.), making their friendships more pure and totally worthy of celebrating. No matter the difference in appearance and size, mammals will befriend birds, predators will befriend their prey, and even cats and dogs — the most extreme of arch nemeses — will find their way into each other's arms. Click through for our newest batch of the most unlikely yet sweetest interspecies friendships.
We all know the effect that a baby white-handed gibbon can have on the ol' heartstrings (tug, tug . . . YANK, YANK, YANK!), but there are some moments when even such an icon of awww-someness just takes it too far. This is one of those moments for Chuck, the resident rescue cat at the Monkey Island Rescue and Sanctuary. Her quiet pose may imply zen-like tolerance, but that facial expression and swish-swish-swish of her tail just say it all.
It was a tense moment at the petting zoo last week: while crossing a pond, a baby goat's foot became stuck underwater, and the poor horned one could only flail his legs and bleat for help. Fortunately, he need not fear for long because a good samaritan swooped in for the save, dislodging the goat's foot and guiding him to shore. Who was this lifeguarding hero? Check out this video for the answer!
Once upon a time (yet recently), in a land far, far away (Thailand), there lived a macaque named Boonlua. Boonlua had a tough life and, although his story wasn't always a happy one, it ends well . . . in an adorably satisfying sense. Learn about the monkey and his newfound family when you start this slideshow.