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It's a common line of thinking that animals of different species don't interact well with each other. However, the right environment and proper introductions (especially at a young age) can make way for unlikely animal friendships! Watch these heartwarming YouTube videos and tell us what you think!
We dare you not to cry when you see this story about Tarra, an elephant totally devoted to her best friend, Bella.
Meet Puppet and Puff. This kitty and bearded dragon have a little lovefest going on.
These arctic sled pooches are excited to get regular visits from some very friendly polar bears.
Penny, a fluffy chicken rescued from a research facility, and Roo, a Chihuahua with deformed front legs found abandoned in a ditch, have become inseparable pals.
This little bird named U-chan is determined to wake up his sleepy kitty friend Chama.
The adorable deer, Buttons, brings her babies to meet her best friend!
Watch as the gentle husky Buck tries to fend off his tenacious feline buddy, Penny.
Here's a lovely clip of three pals (a tiger, a lion, and a bear) co-existing in harmony.
If you want more cute YouTube videos, check out our compilation of clips showing how cats and bearded dragons can be buddies! Or you can also scream out loud your love to your feline buddy by checking out some of our cat-lover apparel!
It really depends on your pets. Some felines may need months to become familiar or friendly with a pooch, while some may only take a week or so. What's important is for your pets to get introduced to each other in a safe and non-stressful way.
Yes, there have been cases where predators and prey have forged friendships, not just in captivity but also in the wild. These bonds are especially likely to form when the animals are still very young and have grown used to each other.