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Wednesday, 15 May 2013

To make you smile - Unlikely Animal Friendships

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  wild.' from the Guardian, 3 Feb 2012. 

The picture above is the most heartwarming thing I have seen in a while, it reminded me of how amazing all creatures are. How silly it seems that we so often claim emotions, intelligence and feelings as limited to our own human experience! 

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.' The Guardian, 3 Feb 2012.

These photos are from a beautiful book called Unlikely Animal Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom, by Jennifer Holland. 

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