Unlikely animal friends make for the most adorable odd couples

June 23, 2017 10:37 am Last Updated: June 23, 2017 10:37 am

These 11 endearing odd couples show that if animals of such unlikely sorts can get along, it stands to reason so can we.

Cat meets rodent of unusual size

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Cat meets capybara here, and they both seem to enjoy each other’s company!

Maternal instinct?

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Dogs have been known to take orphaned or abandoned baby animals in and treat them as their own, and these two bunnies sure look comforted.

A big bear hug

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Baby bears are often playful, though both dogs and bears bite while playing!

Oh deer!

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A great big dog and the tiniest fawn.

Lions, tigers, and bear, oh my!

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These three—Baloo the bear, Leo the lion, and Shere Khan the tiger—actually became good friends at the the Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary. Read more about their friendship here.

What a photo opp

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Matching head-tilts and all.

Friends who nap together stay together

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Cats love to nap in strange places, and some dogs are just patient enough to lend their backs, tails, or even heads.

We match!

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The saying “getting along like cats and dogs” might have another meaning in this case.

Perfectly picturesque

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Themba the baby elephant had been orphaned after his mother died from a cliff fall, and was feeling lonely at the animal sanctuary he was brought to. He had even lost interest in eating, until he met Albert the sheep from a neighboring farm, and they became great friends.

That’s something you don’t see everyday

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Goats are known for being spectacular climbers, but we’ve never seen one hitch a ride this way.