Friendship knows no age, race, ethnicity or religion. Diversity may separate us, but it is also the very same thing that binds us together in the end.
Take this Bengal tiger cub named Hunter and German Pointer puppy Chelsea as an example. Despite their apparent differences, they managed to get along with each other and actually became the best of friends. They are just too cute!
Chelsea is just three weeks older than Hunter. Both animals are being taken cared of by 22-year old Anthea Michaletos, who resides in Wildlife Sanctuary in Pretoria South Africa, where the two best friends also currently stay.
Hunter’s Sad Start In Life
While everything seems like rainbows and butterflies for the two little animals. Hunter did not experience the best, even a decent, start in life.
The tiger cub was born at the Farm Inn Wildlife. Shortly after he came into the world, his mother started showing aggressive behavior towards him. So Hunter had to be separated from his mother.
Such a cute little cub.
“We believe that Hunter was born at a time when the female must have felt compromised in some way as she rejected him,” says Anthea, She adds that the mother’s actions were putting Hunter’s survival on the line thus, the people intervened for a greater purpose.
Rowdy Kind Of Friendship
Truly, when life drags you down, it certainly lifts you up eventually. After being faced with a dangerous and sad situation, Hunter was given a gift: the gift of friendship.
Cute Hunter striking a wacky pose
The people at the sanctuary introduced Hunter and Chelsea and has since become rowdy yet inseparable. In fact, when Anthea releases Chelsea out of the cage, he will run to Hunter and greet him. Their play very much resembles that of a wrestling match as Chelsea always pushes Hunter and Hunter tends to jump over his friend.
Tiger + Dog. Things get rowdy sometimes.
Healthy Kind Of Friendship, For Now
Hunter is the only cub in his litter so it is good that he is able to learn to interact with other species. Anthea explains that it is good to have a four-legged friend to have the same experience as he would have with another member of his litter.
Companionship is key. In fact, the puppy becomes sad whenever it is time for them to separate during the day as the animals have separate cages.
As the animals are both very young still, they can still play around and wrestle each other. However, when Hunter reaches the age of six months, he would have to be taken away from Chelsea for the latter animal’s protection. There is a great possibility that Hunter may put Chelsea down, especially because Anthea notices that Hunter always goes for the dog’s throat during plays.
Hunter being clingy with Anthea
The good thing right now is Chelsea does not cry when Hunter tends to be a little to rowdy. Anthea says the dog would cry if it experiences discomfort. So far, there have been no instances of those.
As per assessment, Anthea says six months would be enough for them to have this kind of friendship. After this age period, the tendency to be boisterous will shoot up and the two animals will start to play too hard.
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The Amazing Friendship Between a Bear, Lion, and Tiger Who All Live Peacefully Together!
What happens when a bear, a lion, and a tiger meet? I never would have guessed this.
Although science, more or less, is mostly accurate on its predictions regarding suspected consequences during a predator and prey encounter, the unique blend of camaraderie of what you are about to watch is very phenomenal.
Meet 12-Year-Old Baloo, American black bear that has spent most of his childhood in the Wild Life Sanctuary in Atlanta. Lucky for him, he is well accompanied by no other than his own pretty “well-balanced pack”. Who are they? Well, as confusing and surprising as it may be, his buddies involved a lion named Leo, and a 12-year-old Bengal tiger named Shere-Khan.
Although many, including animal lovers, find it odd, this only proves that science still needs more avenues to explore and interpret. “Slowly but surely we’re hearing about more and more observations of strong emotional attachments that cross species lines. These friendships, unlikely friendships, in a good number of cases, show that emotions including joy, love, empathy, compassion, kindness, and grief can readily be shared by improbable friends including predators and prey such as a cat and a bird, a snake and a hamster, and a lioness and a baby oryx,” Dr. Marc Beckoff wrote of animal odd couples in Psychology Today....
Beautiful Photos Show the Uncanny Friendship Between an Owl and a Dog
What an amazing story about friendship.
They said that friendship has no boundaries, it has no limits. As long as you are comfortable with each other and loyal to each other, your friendship will last ’till eternity.
We see the strangest things happen in this world, some are just plainly weird, while others come out as the most beautiful sight. Just like the story of these two animals. They have developed an uncanny friendship that nobody would have ever thought would work.
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An Unusual Friendship Between a Cute Puppy and a Small Green Bird
Who said that only birds of the same feather flock together? Well, perhaps not all the time because this bird is hanging out with a dog!
Unusual animal friendships are becoming common nowadays. Perhaps it is by living on the same home and experiencing the same conditions with members of other species determine how they feel for each other and not about inborn loathing.
We have heard about a tiger and a goat, a tiger, kangaroo and gibbon, a bear, lion and tiger, which are all in good terms.
These phenomena may have caused many to be amazed that such companionship between two different animals are real....
Photographer Captures Rare Friendship Between a Bear and a Wolf
Although it is considered strange to see a bear and a wold develop a close bond, the photographer believes that the youngsters were alone and clueless of how to survive alone.
Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen photographed an unusual friendship that has blossomed between a female grey wolf and a brown male bear in the wilds of Northern Finland.
According to the 56-year-old nature photographer, he spotted the unlikely pair spending several hours together for ten days straight between 8pm and 4am. The two young animals would sit down to eat together and enjoy the spectacular views for up to two hours.
Although it is considered strange to see a bear and a wolf develop a close bond, Lassi believes that the youngsters were alone and clueless of how to survive alone....
Adorable Giant Tiger Adopts Tiny Fawn and Carries it Around Like Her Own Cub
Fierce tiger was captured being amazingly friendly with a deer.
Tigers are the amongst the most feared animals in the jungle. They have this strong and fierce physical and social characteristics that can leave any animal or human cringe. This is why many were shocked when a tiger surprisingly approach a deer fawn without any signs of violence in a reserve in India.
Photographer Souvik Kundu, 35, was there to witness the entire happening. He was so fascinated that he took lots of photos. Lucky for us, we are able to view them here and now. The photos taken in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve in India captured moments of the tiger playing and cuddling with a deer. It is a total surprise and delight to all who have seen the wonderful photos. See the photos below:
‘The Benevolent Queen’ was the title of the series of photographs featuring this gentle tiger.
Dying Chimpanzee Refuses Food Until She Recognize Her Former Caretaker’s Voice
I can’t help but cry, this video is touching.
The bond between humans and animals is unique in its own way. When a dying chimp refused to eat and drink, the caretakers tried so hard to feed her but to no avail.
Now, a footage emerged of the dying chimpanzee recognizing the voice of her former caretaker since 1972, Professor Jan van Hooff.
The chimpanzee named Mama was a former matriarch of the chimp colony at the Royal Burgers Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Penguin Swims 8,000 Km Every Year To Visit The Brazilian Man Who Rescued Him
The enduring friendship between retired Brazilian bricklayer named João Pereira de Souza and the penguin whom he rescued is truly remarkable.
In March 20, 2011, a retired Brazilian bricklayer named João Pereira de Souza discovered an oil-soaked Magellanic penguin lying on the beach by his shanty in the beach village of Provetá in Ilha Grande, Brazil.
De Souza, now 71, took pity on the penguin, so he picked it up and took it home. He cleaned up the penguin and then fed it some sardines. He later nicknamed the penguin, Jinjing.
That was the beginning of an unusual friendship that has lasted up to this day....
Man Saves Crocodile’s Life, Become Best Friends For Life
He saved its life and earned its trust.
There’s a reason why men consider dogs as their best friend—they’re cute, dependable, and gentle. However, what this man from Costa Rica considers his best friend is unlike any other. It’s a huge, strong, predator—a crocodile named Pocho.
Their unusual bond began when Chito, a fisherman, treated the 17-foot crocodile’s bullet wound in the head and saved its life. He nursed and nurtured the wild animal until it regained its strength. Now, 20 years later, they’re still together.
Both man and beast have learned to communicate, respect, and trust each other.
Japanese Diver Befriends Weird-Looking Fish For 25 Years
Sebastian is not the only friendly fish in the world with Yoriko of Japan keeping his loyalty to his diver friend.
Among the animals in the world, the dogs and cats are the most typical kinds to care as pets because they are warm, sociable and they display emotions as if they were humans too. As for sea creatures, no one of us probably imagined being best friends with fishes except for that tight relationship we saw between Ariel and Sebastian in a Disney film.
Surely, we have close encounters with dolphins. They let us feed them, they let us swim with them, they cling to us and do some more staff with us. Fishes are not the same. We can put a goldfish in a tank, but they are not as sociable as dolphins. Sheepshead Wrasses though can be different.
This diver and fish have been best friends for 25 years now.
Guy Rescued a Gosling Several Years Ago and His Life Changed Forever
No good deed goes unpaid.
What goes around comes around, so the saying goes. It also applies to good deeds, no matter how small. One man performed a minute kindness for a hapless creature, and two years later, he is reaping the rewards of a forever friendship.
Mike Jivanjee was lounging by Lake Oswego in Oregon with some buddies a couple of years ago when he spied a gosling drowning in the water. Not one to see animals suffer needlessly, Mike rescued the baby bird and took it home with him until it could fend for itself.
The newly rescued gosling.
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