Friendship is great. Animals are great. Animal friendships? You guessed it – it's great. This list is for those wonderful animal best buddies who look beyond each others' (often considerable) differences and see the wonderful souls beneath the surface.

When their life isn't a struggle to survive (which often is the case in captivity), some predators can even potentially look at prey animals as friends, not as food, thus forming very unlikely animal friendships. Most of our readers probably don't keep lions or elephants, but if you've got some cute photos of unusual animal friends, we'd love to see them. And vote for your favorite adorable animal pairs, too!

#1

Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox

Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox

Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox

Torgeir Berge Report

#2

Cat And A Fox

Cat And A Fox

Cat And A Fox Cat And A Fox

standstrong Report

JeanneDelannoy
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

là aussi une belle amitié rare les animaux sont moins stupides que certains humains

View more comments
#3

Shere Khan, Baloo And Leo

Shere Khan, Baloo And Leo

Shere Khan, Baloo And Leo

Barcroft Media Report

JanHurt
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!

View more comments
#4

Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador

Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador

Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador

Barry Bland Report

#5

Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs

Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs

Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs

Bary Bland Report

gmcallis
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just wonderful that mother instinct to cuddle any young thing

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

Solent News and Photos Report

#7

Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog

Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog

Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog

spiegel.de Report

LauraSchroerPatterson
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Animals are emotional beings as much as humans. These photos are a wonderful peek into this world of animals love.

View more comments
#8

Monkey And Pigeon

Monkey And Pigeon

Photoshot/CNImaging Report

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my ... it's so cute how the little monkey puts his head on the pigeon's shoulder and his hand on his back.

View more comments
#9

Milo The Dog And Bonedigger The Lion

Milo The Dog And Bonedigger The Lion

Milo The Dog And Bonedigger The Lion Milo The Dog And Bonedigger The Lion

Bacroft USA Report

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Their story is one of my favorite ones. But I always wonder what will happen when the dog will die and the lion will lose his friend... :'(

View more comments
#10

Cat And Goat

Cat And Goat

imgur.com Report

Rcatheron
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how goats always seem to be smiling :)

View more comments
#11

Golden Retriever And An Abandoned Kitty

Golden Retriever And An Abandoned Kitty

shimejiwasabi Report

JeanneDeaux
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Golden retriever are such sociable dogs. They will adopt any abandonned baby animal or hurt animal.

View more comments
#12

Duck And A Dog

Duck And A Dog

gmwdrumbum Report

JeanneDelannoy
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

le canard a trouvé un bon oreiller mais surtout un bon et gentil chien

View more comments
#13

Mabel The Chicken And The Puppies

Mabel The Chicken And The Puppies

Mabel The Chicken And The Puppies

Report

LilaGirl
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That look on the second picture: touch 'em and I'll pick you!

View more comments
#14

Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Blue Tick Hound

Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Blue Tick Hound

Barry Bland Report

#16

Baby Chimp And Lynx

Baby Chimp And Lynx

Barry Bland Report

#18

Green Iguana And Marmoset

Green Iguana And Marmoset

In Cherl Kim Report

MitchellFiddler
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It looks like the marmoset just told a funny joke

View more comments
#20

Bearded Dragon And Cat

Bearded Dragon And Cat

Juia Report

#21

Kitty And A Rat

Kitty And A Rat

marksprikbord Report

Jude
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Best buds! Rats are very social animals and a lone rat as a pet is a stressed rat needing companionship.

View more comments
#22

Horse And Cat

Horse And Cat

top1walls.com Report

GuessTheSongCentral
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This isn't all that surprising or strange, horses tend to adore cats

#23

Leopard And Dog

Leopard And Dog

walls4joy.com Report

#24

Best Friends Pit Bull And A Chicken

Best Friends Pit Bull And A Chicken

hannahftw Report

Jude
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's a gorgeous chicken! Wonder what breed.

View more comments
#25

Dog And Cat

Dog And Cat

walls4joy.com Report

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Don't go there, they won't treat you nice. Stay here, you're safe with me", said Dog.

#26

Pitbull, Cat And Chickens

Pitbull, Cat And Chickens

Helen J. Arnold Report

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Hi guys, I'm Brad Pitt and my wife, Angelina Jolie. Oh, these are our kids".

View More Replies...
View more comments
#27

Puppy And Rabbit

Puppy And Rabbit

hdscreen.me Report

Kurt Nielsen
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope the puppy finds other bunny friends over the years.

View more comments
#28

Fluffy Chicken And A Two-legged Chihuahua

Fluffy Chicken And A Two-legged Chihuahua

Duluth Animal Hospital Report

MartinBackman
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They look like they could be in a 70's glam rock band :)

View more comments
#31

Tortoise And Baby Hippo

Tortoise And Baby Hippo

assets.rbl.ms Report

#32

Golden Retriever Champ And Chickens

Golden Retriever Champ And Chickens

twentytwowords.com Report

#33

Cybil The Wonderdog & Dave The Duck

Cybil The Wonderdog & Dave The Duck

Report

#34

Cat And A Dog

Cat And A Dog

imgur Report

#35

Goat And Otter

Goat And Otter

Brian J. Henry Report

#36

Dog And Young Elk

Dog And Young Elk

Inje Municipal Government / EPA Report

#37

Bulldog And Cat

Bulldog And Cat

beautifulworldfoto.tumblr.com Report

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Please don't bother talking to them. I'm okay. Just don't get yourself involve in those low-life gangsters", said the Cat.

View more comments
#38

Shepherd Dog And Cat

Shepherd Dog And Cat

top1walls.com Report

#40

Kitty And Puppy

Kitty And Puppy

top1walls.com Report

Kurt Nielsen
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They can be together for a long time

See Also on Bored Panda
#41

Dog And Hamster

Dog And Hamster

animals-riding-animals.com Report

#42

Cow And Magpie

Cow And Magpie

Report

#43

Horse And Dog

Horse And Dog

Dima Barashkov Report

#44

Cat And Dog

Cat And Dog

CNS/Liu Ranyang Report

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Mwehehehehe, you look cool with those glasses bud"

#46

Zebs And Mosschops The Rabbit

Zebs And Mosschops The Rabbit

Report

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Wait mom, I still need to ask Mr. Bunny here about the carrot you gave me to eat"

#47

Chico The Dachsund And Puspap The Kitten

Chico The Dachsund And Puspap The Kitten

Report

#48

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

Report

#49

Baby Grizlly Bear And Chimp

Baby Grizlly Bear And Chimp

Barry Bland Report

#50

Champy The Horse & Morris The Cat

Champy The Horse & Morris The Cat

Report

See Also on Bored Panda
#51

Meithik Et Chantal

Meithik Et Chantal

Report

#52

Fiby The Dog And Pelos The Rabbit

Fiby The Dog And Pelos The Rabbit

Report

Kurt Nielsen
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I hope he finds other bunny friends also

#53

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

Report

#54

Rozi The Foxterrier And Mici The Cat - Mission Impossible

Rozi The Foxterrier And Mici The Cat - Mission Impossible

Report

AbiezerCelzo224352
Community Member
8 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"Is it turned on? How can I press the shutter button here?"

#55

Momo And Chico - Best Buddies!

Momo And Chico - Best Buddies!