Warm your heart with these remarkable and wonderful relationships between different species.
What can be better than love, especially when it is unconditional? In my last article, you’ve seen a golden retriever nurses tiger cubs because she simply loves them. Relationship like this brings warm and wonder to our world.
Here is a look at another 12 astonishing interspecies relationships.
Dad is a giant century-old tortoise, and son is less than a year-old hippo. They found each other after the tsunami in the port city of Mombassa. The pair carried out daily routine such as eating, swimming, sleeping and bonding together.
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Leopard Nurtures Baby Baboon
You just have to watch this video! It is sad at the beginning, but what the leopard does after that will warm your heart, and question the law of nature! This is love at its best!
Mom is a Papillion, adopted son is a squirrel, and siblings are Papillion puppies. The squirrel-Finnegan-was found under a tree at around one week old, and Mademoiselle Giselle-the Papillion-was pregnant at the time.
Owner Debby Cantlon said the dog actually pulled Finnegan’s case next to her bed twice, and encouraged the squirrel to join her family.
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The Crow and the Kitten
The power of love took place in this video between a crow and a kitten. It was amazing to see the crow fed this kitten, and tried to safeguard over the furry cat.
Three tiger cubs were abandoned by their mother, who lives in a nearby private zoo, found an adopted mother pig. This pig is raising the cubs on a farm in the Ukraine.
This video shows a pig nurses three tiger cubs, but it is in Thailand. I don’t know if it is related to the story above from BBC News, but it is interesting to watch.
This Kenyan lioness is known as a serial adopted mom to baby oryxes, since this is her third baby. The lioness, Larsens, not yet has her own cub, but she seems to be attracted to baby oryxes. She lost her first adopted baby to a lion, and lost her second adopted baby to the warden of the park, since the baby was not taking to her milk. The third adopted baby is still with her despite the birth mom’s effort to gain her baby back.
This is another beautiful relationship between the polar bears and the dogs. One of polar bears snuggles a dog like a baby in a very protective manner.
This story took place in Berlin Zoo, where a bear called Maeuschen and a cat called Muschi formed a friendship. The cat camped out in front of the bear’s cage for months, and zoo keepers finally put the distraught cat in the cage with a female Asiatic black bear.
The pair was a popular site a zoo where visitors watch them sunbathing, and sharing meal together.
Duck and Puppy
This is a short and cute clip of a duck following a puppy. It seems that the duck had a special bond with this puppy, and tried to nestle when the puppy took a nap.
A snake named Oochan had befriended with a dwarf hamster named Gohan at Tokyo Kingdom Zoo Mutsugoro Okoku zoo. Oochan is a 2 year-old Japanese rat snake, who shares his heated glass cage with a 3.5-inch hamster.
Since the snake refused to eat frozen mice, the zoo keeper put the hamster in the snake’s box for its meal, but Oochan decided to be friends with Gohan (means a delicious rice meal) instead.
A 9-year-old golden retriever, Chino has a favorite fish named Falstaff, and they meet daily at Dan and Mary health’s home in Medford, Oregon. They have spent the last three years together. When Chino comes, Falstaff swims up to him happily, and nibble on his paws.
The newborn pygmy chimpanzee is forming a special bond with a bulldog at the Twycross Zoo, north-east of Birmingham. This baby, Kia, is only 31 lbs, and receives plenty of kisses from Bugsy the bulldog, who assumed the guardianship role happily.
These relationships are remarkable and wonderful. Mother nature shows us that even preys and predators can get along quite harmoniously.