One of my favorite things in the world is when two animals who normally wouldn’t be friends become the best of buds. We’ve seen plenty of cases of dogs and cats doing just that, but it’s not often that you see giraffes and elephants becoming inseparable.
At David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust‘s orphanage in Kenya, a three-week-old elephant called Loboito has become completely attached to a baby giraffe named Kiko, so much so that he follows his much taller friend everywhere.
The magical friendship started after Kiko (a mere one-week-old at the time) was found abandoned in Meru National Park. After being brought to the orphanage, he was made to sleep with the baby elephants as he was much too small to sleep in the giraffe stable.
While their friendship may not last when the pair grows older and they start hanging around their own kin, it’s nice to know that these two orphans have someone to lean on for now. Although, poor Kiko might fall over if Loboito leans on him too much!
You wouldn’t think that the underside of a jellyfish would be a safe place to hang out, but when predators start circling these baby fish, they know that there’s one place where the big guys won’t think to look.
Watch as Earth Touch captures one of the most bizarre forms of symbiosis.
The fish hiding inside the jellyfish are scads and the predatory fish are groupers. When the little scads were near the jellyfish, they noticed that the groupers stayed away from them. Clever, right?
We all know that dogs are man’s best friend. But did you know that birds are dog’s best friend?
Don’t believe me? Well then prepare to be amazed as you watch Spike the Umbrella Cockatoo feed his two best buddies some Milk-Bones, by fishing them right out of the box and throwing them onto the floor, where the two grateful Great Danes eagerly wait for their treats.
I suspect it’s payment for protection from the family cat.
Cat and dog people, we’ve been lied to for so, so long.
For years, everyone’s told us that it’s one or the other…that felines and canines simply don’t get along. But if there’s one thing we know after watching this adorable video, it’s just how wrong those people are. Rolling around together, sleeping, and cuddling, our furry friends actually never seem to want to be apart. They’re basically the epitome of friendship.
If cats and dogs can be buddies, no animal friendships should surprise us. Yet this one blew me away. Deer and chickens? It doesn’t seem wrong, but it certainly doesn’t seem like something that would ever happen.
In the Scottish Highlands, anything is possible… when it comes to deer and chickens palling around, at least. What’s crazy about the pairing is, once you see a deer and a chicken together, it seems like something that should happen everywhere. If you live in a place with both deer and chickens, you have to put them in touch the way Martin Davies, because it’s really a treat. Take a look!
A deer and a chicken? What?
The gang’s all here.
Wow. They really are close friends.
That doesn’t mean the deer should let the chicken walk all over them like that.