Friendship is great. Animals are great. Animal friendship? You guessed it – it's great. This list is for those wonderful animal friends 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. Most of our readers probably don't keep lions or elephants, but if you've got some adorable pics of animal friendship, we'd love to see them. And vote for your favorite animal buddies, too!

#1

Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox

Tinni The Dog And Sniffer The Wild Fox

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SarahofBorg 5 years ago

The Fox and the Hound IRL!

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#2

Cat And A Fox

Cat And A Fox

Cat And A Fox Cat And A Fox

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JeanneDelannoy 5 years ago

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

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#3

Shere Khan, Baloo And Leo

Shere Khan, Baloo And Leo

Shere Khan, Baloo And Leo

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JanHurt 5 years ago

Lions and tigers and bears! Oh, my!

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#4

Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador

Bubbles The African Elephant And Bella The Black Labrador

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AbigailFinger 5 years ago

I can't get over how funny those two are!

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#5

Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs

Anjana The Chimpanzee And Tiger Cubs

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gmcallis 5 years ago

Just wonderful that mother instinct to cuddle any young thing

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#6

Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

Torque The Dog And Shrek The Owl

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JeanneDelannoy 5 years ago

très "chouette" cette amitié

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#7

Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog

Mani The Wild Boar Piglet And Candy The Dog

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LauraSchroerPatterson 5 years ago

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

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#8

Monkey And Pigeon

Monkey And Pigeon

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JeanneDeaux 5 years ago

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

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#9

Milo The Dog And Bonedigger The Lion

Milo The Dog And Bonedigger The Lion

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JeanneDeaux 5 years ago

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... :'(

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#10

Cat And Goat

Cat And Goat

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Rcatheron 5 years ago

I love how goats always seem to be smiling :)

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#11

Golden Retriever And An Abandoned Kitty

Golden Retriever And An Abandoned Kitty

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JeanneDeaux 5 years ago

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

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#12

Duck And A Dog

Duck And A Dog

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JeanneDelannoy 5 years ago

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

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#13

Mabel The Chicken And The Puppies

Mabel The Chicken And The Puppies

Mabel The Chicken And The Puppies

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LilaGirl 5 years ago

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

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#14

Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Blue Tick Hound

Suryia the Orangutan and Roscoe the Blue Tick Hound

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MaureenDaniels 5 years ago

The dog is the Orang's pet

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#15

Dog And Fawn

Dog And Fawn

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EmmalineLarson 4 years ago

awww cute! i like the fawn the most

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#16

Baby Chimp And Lynx

Baby Chimp And Lynx

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EmmalineLarson 4 years ago

the chimp reminds me of Lui Calibre..

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#17

Baby Kangaroo And Wombat

Baby Kangaroo And Wombat

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MarionGrinstead 5 years ago

sweet

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#18

Green Iguana And Marmoset

Green Iguana And Marmoset

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MitchellFiddler 5 years ago

It looks like the marmoset just told a funny joke

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#19

Lion Cub And Baby Skunk

Lion Cub And Baby Skunk

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MaureenDaniels 5 years ago

This will end in tears.

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#20

Bearded Dragon And Cat

Bearded Dragon And Cat

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Kick Further 3 years ago

That's not a cat. That's a bearded dragon

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#21

Kitty And A Rat

Kitty And A Rat

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Jude 2 years ago

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

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#22

Horse And Cat

Horse And Cat

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GuessTheSongCentral 2 years ago

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

#23

Leopard And Dog

Leopard And Dog

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#24

Best Friends Pit Bull And A Chicken

Best Friends Pit Bull And A Chicken

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Jude 2 years ago

That's a gorgeous chicken! Wonder what breed.

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#25

Dog And Cat

Dog And Cat

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

"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

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

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

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#27

Puppy And Rabbit

Puppy And Rabbit

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Fonda Lioness Ambrosia 5 years ago

Stupid dog, you're not a rabbit.. Shh.. Don't tell him.

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#28

Fluffy Chicken And A Two-legged Chihuahua

Fluffy Chicken And A Two-legged Chihuahua

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MartinBackman 5 years ago

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

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#29

Otter And Badger

Otter And Badger

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KatherineBooth 5 years ago

"Wind in the Willows"!

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#30

Kitten And Puppy

Kitten And Puppy

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Risma Sitanggang 5 years ago

Cuties

#31

Tortoise And Baby Hippo

Tortoise And Baby Hippo

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#32

Golden Retriever Champ And Chickens

Golden Retriever Champ And Chickens

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

such heart warming picture

#33

Cybil The Wonderdog & Dave The Duck

Cybil The Wonderdog & Dave The Duck

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#34

Cat And A Dog

Cat And A Dog

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#35

Goat And Otter

Goat And Otter

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Dbkitten 5 years ago

I love otters so much, so cute.

#36

Dog And Young Elk

Dog And Young Elk

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YsaPur 5 years ago

what a beautiful dog!

#37

Bulldog And Cat

Bulldog And Cat

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

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

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#38

Shepherd Dog And Cat

Shepherd Dog And Cat

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#39

Hawk And Dog

Hawk And Dog

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

"We owe you our lives, master".

#40

Kitty And Puppy

Kitty And Puppy

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#41

Dog And Hamster

Dog And Hamster

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#42

Cow And Magpie

Cow And Magpie

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#43

Horse And Dog

Horse And Dog

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#44

Cat And Dog

Cat And Dog

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

"Mwehehehehe, you look cool with those glasses bud"

#46

Zebs And Mosschops The Rabbit

Zebs And Mosschops The Rabbit

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

"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

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#48

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

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#49

Baby Grizlly Bear And Chimp

Baby Grizlly Bear And Chimp

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#50

Champy The Horse & Morris The Cat

Champy The Horse & Morris The Cat

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#51

Meithik Et Chantal

Meithik Et Chantal

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#52

Fiby The Dog And Pelos The Rabbit

Fiby The Dog And Pelos The Rabbit

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#53

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

Sheep And Elephant Are Bff

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#54

Rozi The Foxterrier And Mici The Cat - Mission Impossible

Rozi The Foxterrier And Mici The Cat - Mission Impossible

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AbiezerCelzo224352 5 years ago

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

#55

Momo And Chico - Best Buddies!

Momo And Chico - Best Buddies!

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#56

Rozi The Foxterrier And Mici The Cat - Mission Impossible

Rozi The Foxterrier And Mici The Cat - Mission Impossible

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#57

Tony The Cat With Sam And Coco The Guinea Pigs

Tony The Cat With Sam And Coco The Guinea Pigs

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#58

Doggy And Kitten!

Doggy And Kitten!

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#59

A Monkey And A Dog

A Monkey And A Dog

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#60

Tiger And Piggies

Tiger And Piggies

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#61

Tony The Cat And Coco The Guinea Pig

Tony The Cat And Coco The Guinea Pig

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#63

Ziuta The Dog And Franek The Cat :)

Ziuta The Dog And Franek The Cat :)

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#64

Again Doggy And Kitten.

Again Doggy And Kitten.

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#65

Pötty Ödon The Pig And The Cicken's

Pötty Ödon The Pig And The Cicken's

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#66

Paco & His Mackerel Cat #2

Paco & His Mackerel Cat #2

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#67

Bailey & Whiskey

Bailey & Whiskey

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#68

Paco & His Mackerel Cat #1

Paco & His Mackerel Cat #1

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