24 Photos of Surprising and Sweet Friendships Throughout the Animal Kingdown


1After spending time together in their owner’s house, this dog and this crow decided they liked each other. The crow spends so much time on the dog’s back that their owner decided to build a special harness with a perch for the pair.

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While humans are known to have strong bonds that cross species barriers, the hierarchy and the food chain that exist in the animal kingdom prevent it from happening elsewhere. It would be hard to imagine a bird and a monkey being buddies, or a hippo and a turtle. But sometimes, two animals from different evolutionary trees reach across the branches and make a friend.

This next series of photos shows just that – animals that have found themselves a BFF with feathers or fur, scales or a snout from across the animal kingdom. Take a look.