Animal Friendships That May Surprise You (PHOTOS)
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Who said animals don't need friends too?
A recent book from National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer S. Holland examines some of the most unlikely, and heartwarming, friendships in the animal kingdom.
"Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom," features images of friendships between animals as disparate as goats and hippos, monkeys and doves and even lizards and cats.
They may be a little unusual, but interspecific friendships occur more often than you might expect. Check out this video of a great dane and a deer hanging out or these friends who happen to be an owl and a cat.
Check out some of the most unlikely animal friendships below, ranging from the adorable to the bizarre. To see more unlikely animal buddies, vist the book's Tumblr page.
Images courtesy of Workman Publishing and credited photographers.
Piglet and Rhodesian Ridgeback
Monkey and Dove
Orangutan Baby and Tiger Cub
Pitbull, Siamese cat and chicks
Macaque and the Kitten
Elephant and sheep
Owlet and the Greyhound
Lion, Tiger and Bear
Hippo and Goat
Iguana and cat