Wild Animal Love Affairs

August 19, 2014 11:55 am

Animals Making Friends with Other Species

*Is It Possible?

It’s not as crazy as it sounds. Animals forge bonds across species everyday. Think about it. Who is “man’s best friend?” Dogs, of course.

The majority of pet owners receive a huge benefit from the companionship they derive from their cross-species friends. Pets can provide opportunities for human children to learn and for older people to realize increased socialization. So it shouldn’t be surprising that under certain circumstances, other cross-species relationships can take place.

The story of Tarra the elephant received a lot of attention when her great friend Bella the dog was killed. But there are a lot of other cross-species relationships out there. These are a few animals that were caught loving it up.

 

Animals Making Friends with Other Species

* Hey photographers: I got an e-mail from one of my friends with a bunch of these doggie images. If any shots are yours let me know and I’ll give you a photo credit. Thanks, Stephen