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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:06 pm


The macaque and the dove

On an island off the coast of China, a little macaque nestles its head on a dove. Three months before, after the macaque had strayed from its mother, it was found and taken in by the staff of an animal protection centre. It soon became friends with the white dove, which had also been adopted by centre staff. For two months they ate together and slept together, before both were released back into the wildPhotograph: Photoshot/CNImaging

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:09 pm


The potbellied pig and the rhodesian ridgeback

When piglet Paulinchen was found stranded from her family, Katjinga the rhodesian ridgeback took to her and treated her like her own pup. After a few days Paulinchen was returned to her mother, but she and Paulinchen still have a quick nuzzle when they see each other. Photograph: Fame/Barcroft

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:14 pm


The macaque and the kitten

In Bali, a lonely macaque cares for a stray kitten. The young male macaque would groom, hug and nuzzle his feline friend, and the kitten was content to be carried around by him. Photograph: Anne Young

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:17 pm


The orangutan baby and the tiger cub

At the Taman Safari Zoo in Indonesia, one-month-old Sumatran tiger twins and a pair of baby orangutans shared a room in the zoo’s nursery. The orangutans and the tigers became the best of friends during daily play times and spent naptime cuddling and nuzzling. They were separated when they were five months old. Photograph: Associated­ Press

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:21 pm


The African elephant and the sheep

Themba the elephant lost his mother when he was just six months old. Vets found a surrogate for Themba - a sheep named Albert. They had a bit of a rocky start, but once they accepted each other, were inseparable until Themba sadly died from a twisted intestine. Photograph: Rex USA

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:24 pm


The greyhound and the owlet

A six-month-old greyhound puppy named Torque and a baby owl named Shrek formed a bizarre friendship at Ringwood Raptor and Reptile Centre in the New Forest in August 2008. Torque became Shrek's adoptive father after the young owl was taken away from her mother for her own protection. Photograph: Rex USA

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:28 pm


The cat and the cockatoo

These two affectionate housemates, Lucky the cat and Coco the cockatoo, love to chill out together. Coco sticks her tongue in the little cat's ear, or kneads and nuzzles her when she rolls on to her back. Photograph: Elizabeth Anne Sosbe

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Post  eddie on Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:38 pm


The pitbull, siamese cat and chicks

On a farm in Texas, a pitbull named Sharky, a cat named Max and a brood of chicks hang out together on a warm afternoon. Sharky loves to protect small furred and feathered creatures. Photograph: Helen J Arnold

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:10 am

I saw in a documentary monkeys that have dogs Shocked
It was somewhere in India I think

My brother releases the parakeets at home so they can fly a bit. And there doggy Leo is, they land on him and he doesn't do anything. I think he didn't even realise they are there, he's so old... if he was younger he would have probably killed them.

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:19 am

Vera Cruz wrote:I saw in a documentary monkeys that have dogs Shocked
It was somewhere in India I think

Baboons kidnap and raise feral dogs as pets



poor puppy Sad
I hadn't seen the kidnapping part

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Post  Constance on Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:41 am

I read an article with pictures about an elephant who became friends with a dog. When the dog died some distance from the home spot, the elephant carried the dog's body back to the home spot.

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Post  Constance on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:28 am

I am a sucker for stuff like this. Ed, where did you find these pictures? I'm going to show them to Julia later (she's still in bed).

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Post  Constance on Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:31 am

My dog wants to be friends with the bird. She will put her nose near the bird and wag her tail. But the bird doesn't want to be friends with the dog. Will screech and fly away.

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Post  eddie on Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:55 pm

Constance wrote:Ed, where did you find these pictures?

The Guardian, unusually enough. Very Happy

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