Sometimes Mother Nature fosters some oddball friendships. Although you wouldn’t think it possible, some of the more enduring and loyal friendships are that of two animals of different species.
Check out these super cute inter-species relationships.
TIGER AND PIGLETS
Can’t take the cuteness! This cub placed his paw on a piglet as he leaned on a mother pig, who was feeding milk to both the piglets and tiger cub in an unusual coupling of species at Sriracha Tiger Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug. 8, 2014.
ST. BERNARD AND KITTENS
Who said cats and dogs can’t get along? This huge St. Bernard made friends with a group of kittens on Nat Geo Wild’s fourth season of “Unlikely Animal Friends” on Feb. 27, 2015.
APE AND CAT
This ape and cat appear to have met their match on an upcoming episode of “Unlikely Animal Friends” on Nat Geo Wild. The network says the heartwarming show is one of its most popular, which translates to roughly 1 to 2 million viewers per episode.
DOG AND SILKIE CHICKEN
A two-legged chihuahua Roo and his best friend Penny, a silkie chicken, pose at the beach. Both of these two-legged orphans found friendship, and family, with one another after being rescued by Alicia Williams, a worker at Duluth Animal Hospital. “We can really learn something from these animals,” says Nat Geo Wild executive vice president Geoff Daniels.
GORILLA AND BIRD
A gorilla is one of the strongest animals in the kingdom — they’re able to lift 10 times their own body weight — but here, this ape delicately handles this little bird for this heartwarming snap before appearing on Nat Geo Wild’s “Unlikely Animal Friends.”
BUNNY AND DUCKLING
Opposites attract and these animal odd couples prove it! Nat Geo Wild’s “Unlikely Animal Friends” has returned for its fourth season on Feb. 27, 2015 and they’re more aww-inducing than ever before! Despite the odds, this teeny tiny bunny rabbit made friends with this adorable little duckling.
FROG AND SNAKE
In the Animal Kingdom, friendship often crosses the lines of genus and species and results in some oddball inter-species relationships, like this one. A green tree frog sits bravely on its unlikely friend, a large tree python in Jakarta, Indonesian
CHEETAH AND LABRADOR
Whether they’re playing chase or taking a nap, Winspear the cheetah and Amani the dog are inseparable.