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Wombat And Koala Strike Up Friendship During Lockdown

Be still our tender hearts! There is absolutely nothing more precious than when two different animal species become best friends! 

During the COVID-19 lockdown at the Australian Wildlife Park, a koala named, Elsa, and a wombat named, Hope, shared an enclosure together. 

It was during that time that they two struck up the most adorable friendship. They're now being called, "lockdown BFFs." The two marsupials were hand raised by the keepers at the Australia Reptile Park, wombats are actually the closest relative species to the koala, so their keepers figured it would be a friendship match in heaven... they were right. 

Now that the park has re-opened, the keepers are making sure that the two are able to see each other every day! 

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Unlikely Friendship Between Cat And Snake Go Viral (Tweets)

We've seen a lot of unusal interspecies friendship but can't recall ever seeing this particular bond...

A cat and a snake... friends? Weird, right? Weird but strangely really neat. That's what Twitter user and cat owner @molly7anne thought, too. After sharing a few images of her cat just basking in the sun with a snake, the tweet soon went viral and was flooded with comments and criticism (as always).

Here are a few of the most popular comments: 

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Grandmother Documents The Adorable Adventures Of Her Giant Poodles And Grandchildren

The friendship between a kid and his pet is one of the precious bonds ever! 

Japanese grandmother, Tamanegi,  started documenting the pure bond between her granddaughter and her three giant poodles, Qoo and Riku, since she was three-years-old. 

A year later, her grandchild, Mame, was born, and the doting grandmother's passion for photography intensified.

With more than 560K followers on her Instagram page, These nanny's adorable photos and videos are just what we needed right now.  





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Story Of A Duck Who Comforted A Sad Dog

George the dog was depressed for 2 years due to the lost of his very best friend of 12 years, a Labrador named Blackie. 

There didn't seem to be an end to the depression, until a strange duck waddled into George's life. 

It's unknown as to where the duck came from but we're grateful that it did. We all deserve a duck like this one in our lives. 

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Friendly Images Emerge Of Orangutans Playing With Otters

Stop the presses! This is simply the most darling thing we've seen in awhile! 

Everyone loves when different species have somehow created a friendship, we've seen it many times and with a variety of different animals. 

We have never seen Orangutans playing with otters, however! And our hearts are simply melting! 

24-year-old Orangutan named Ujian is smitten with his little otterly adorable friends. 

The pictures are from a zoo in Belgium, where the animals live together at Pairi Daiza zoo in Domaine du Cambron, as part of a program designed to maintain the primates' well-being in captivity.

Story via CNN

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Animals Of Instagram Spotlight Of The Week: Polly and Paxton

Once a week, we will be featuring an extraordinary animal account on Instagram! Their story, the adorable pictures, and pawesome videos! This week's spotlight goes to Polly and Paxton!

This adorable duo comes with such a heartwarming story! 

Paxton, a 12-year-old Labrador retriever, immediately bonded with a days-old blind kitten, Polly. Polly was found crying within a thicket of trees when owner Morgan Webb discovered her. She brought in the kitten and began to give her a bath. 

Paxton, never leaving Polly's side from the moment she arrived, stood by and sniffed and nuzzled Polly the moment her bath was completed. 

When a few drops of kitten milk spilled from the bottle and onto Polly, Webb stated this moment led to their inseparable bond. "Paxton would lick, lick, lick her, and he fell in love. I think that is where their relationship really started." Webb tells PEOPLE.  

Since then, their bond has been so strong and loving -- and it shows. 

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Heart-Melting Pictures Of Special Needs Chihuahua And Pigeon Who Can't Fly

Meet the unlikely duo that has the internet melting! Herman (the pigeon) and Lundy (the 8-week-old Chihuahua), both at The Mia Foundation, an organization dedicated to giving pets with birth defects across the country a fighting chance.

Herman is a pigeon who cannot fly, and Lundy is a special needs Chihuahua.

Herman and Lundy were both placed on the same pillow at the New York-based non-profit and they took to each other right away! 

"I set Herman on a dog bed and started caring for Lundy, and I decided to carefully put Lundy in the same dog bed next to him," Sue Rogers, who founded The Mia Foundation in 2012, told PEOPLE, of how the adorable friendship moment started.

The pics have since gone viral! 

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Coyotes And Badgers: A Friendship Like No Other

It has come to the worlds attention that coyotes and badgers are often in some sort of partnership when it comes to hunting. 

It's a pretty rare phenomenon to see two different species of predators working together to get their next meal. 

According to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, "Studies have shown that this unusual relationship is beneficial for both species. The coyote can chase down prey if it runs and the badger can dig after prey if it heads underground into its burrow systems."

Who knew?! Pretty amazing to see these two work together! And thanks to the Peninsula Open Space Trust, a recent video of the duo, on the hunt, has come out. 

Twitter user, Russ McSpadden, shared the video and sparked a thread about this wholesome friendship that users have come to love. 

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Reminder Of The Love And Bond We Have With Our Pets (Short Story)

There is no purer love than between a kid and her dog. All our pets are such a huge part of our lives and hearts, it's difficult to put into words just how much they mean to us, how much we love them. 

Imgur user adderly shared heartwarming images of the life and bond between a girl and her dog. Imgurian user revealed that they originally told their sister NOT to get a puppy when she had her baby...

The rest is history. Watch the transformation of love to more love below:

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Blind Bison Makes First Friend After Years Of Solitude

A blind bison named Helen has been roaming the fields of Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary for years, all alone. This was due to the fact that Helen had nervous disposition, she purposely would separate herself from other animals. 

Until now. Oliver, a young Jersey calf has fought his way into Helen's heart with his gentle and kind manner. Since being introduced to Oliver, Helen and Oliver have been inseparable. They do everything together, so much so, that Oliver's fur has even changed in shade to match Helens!

Gwen Jakubisin, at the Lighthouse Farm Sanctuary, told USA Today, "The change in [Helen's] demeanor is incredible, her joy is palpable."

With around 250 farm animals currently at the sanctuary, Helen has slowly started to reach other to other animals and is extending her social circle -- all thanks to her new courageous friendship with Oliver. 

Helen has also become something of a surrogate mum for Oliver. Jakubisin said, "Betsy (Oliver's mom) usually drops Oliver off at "daycare" and roams around while Helen watches over him for the rest of day, and she's cool with that. I catch them grooming each other, which is amazing because I don't think Helen has ever had that opportunity to express that motherly instinct before." 

We all need love. No matter what shape or form it comes in. And Helen and Oliver is simply further proof of that. 

Here's to you, Helen and Oliver! We adore your unlikely friendship and have learned from it. 

Story via USA Today / Lighthouse Farm Santuary


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Abandoned Newborn Giraffe And A Guard Dog Become Best Friends

Friendships have no boundaries, not even among different species. 

An abandoned newborn giraffe, named Jazz, was in a dire situation when he was first rescued a week ago by wildlife workers in South Africa.

But thankfully, Jazz was pulled out of a coma and is on the road to recovery -- all thanks to his new best friend friend Hunter, a guard dog at the wildlife rehab center. Under the attentive licks of Hunter, Jazz has been able to to gain back strength. 

According to a Facebook post by The Rhino Orphanage, Hunter is equally taken with Jazz, as Jazz is with him. Hunter, who also assists in anti-poaching efforts has reportedly, "fallen head over heels" for Jazz.  

"Just when we thought it couldn't get any cuter, sweeter and more heart-warming, this happened," the center wrote about a video (shared below) of the pair nuzzling each other, adding that the bond between the animals is "astonishing."

Hunter, is a Belgian Malinois, and "stays in the room all day with Jazz."Hunter doesn't even allow his brother Duke to come close to Jazz, according to the center. Hunter was so upset when Jazz was in a coma that he "didn't want to eat."

We're happy Jazz and Hunter have each other. 

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Pics Of A Kitten With A Toy Robot To Showcase True Friendship

This may be a tad old, but it will forever be pure gold. Salted Egg Superman Altman will not only blame, defend you and my home, he is also a cat star care, guarding an abandoned cat in Japan to grow up!

The creature behind the images, Behind zero, wrote on a blog, that this is a top-secret mission of Superman Altman in Japan, to take care of this adorable orange tabby for 1 year. Thus, true friendship was born!


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"In this story of kindness, friendship, and the fear of being left behind, a friendship takes flight as a mouse that wants to fly and an injured bird cross paths. 

Final film from the School of Visual arts. I directed, background painted, animated, and did about half of the cleanup/coloring myself! The rest was handled by my awesome team in the credits. 

Thank you to Colin Andrew Grant for the fantastic score, and thanks to SVA for the two grants that helped me produce this film! And thank you all so much for watching. 

This was a huge labor of love for me, and I'm so glad I finally get to share it!"

Follow Gothfrog on YouTube or on Instagram for more 2D Animation magic! 

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Molly is a fish stuck in her bowl, who longs for the ocean. Her only chance for freedom lies in an unlikely friend, the house pet cat.