30+ of the Most Unusual Animal Friendships

If humans can learn one thing from animals it should be their ability to see past the exterior and find common ground and even friendship in others despite their origins, their skin color, their status or reputation. Animals are capable of opening their hearts across species boundaries and in effect, beautiful and unusual animal friendships and even a sense of familial love can emerge. We have carefully compiled a collection of wonderfully bizarre yet inspiring images of animals seeking friendship, love, and peace through relationships with other species. They will certainly amaze.

Kasi and Mtani

Kasi and Mtani have been friends since they were cub and pup, wrestling with each other at the Busch Gardens in Tampa. Although they now spend more time apart, they are still frequently by each other’s sides.

Bubbles and Bella – A Most Unusual Animal Friendship

Elephant and Dog

An elephant and a black lab are the closest of friends. These two jokesters like to spend the day frolicking in the water and playing on land.

The Unusual Animal Friendship of Booger, Kitty, and Mousey

Unusual Animal Friendships - Dog, Cat, Mouse

Gregory Pike, known as the “Dog-Cat-Rat Guy,” is the owner of this now famous interspecies pyramid. He has traveled around for the last decade with these three musketeers who can’t seem to get enough of each other. The species interaction is most uncommon, especially between cat and rat. For Pike, he started and continues to parade these three around to different towns to “provide hope and happiness in a messed up world.”

Shere Khan the Tiger, Baloo the Bear, and Leo the Lion

Unusual Animal Friendships - Bear and Tigers

Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh my! There names might be similar to characters in the Jungle Book, but unlike their namesakes, these three companions are steadfast friends.