These Unusual Animal Friendships Are Adorable | 22 Words

Nature is filled with incredible things and unlikely animal friendships is just one of them. Seeing a bunch of animals hanging out with other animals that you wouldn't expect them to is one of the weirdest and most wonderful combinations ever.

I've compiled a list of some of the cutest ones for your viewing pleasure.

Happy scrolling!

1. Tinni the dog and Sniffer the wild fox.

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The pair met in a Norwegian forest.

And now they've become best friends!

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While on a walk, Tinni and his owner, Torgeir Berge, were on a walk together in the forest when they met a wild fox.

The pair instantly hit it off...

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And now every time they visit the forest, the pair meet up to play around with each other despite all their differences.

Isn't that just the cutest thing you've ever heard?

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The experience has changed Berge’s mind about Norway’s fox-fur trade. He now wants to help work to ban the hunting of foxes. We love it!

2.Anjana the chimpanzee and tiger cubs.

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Now this has to be the most adorable thing you've ever seen, right?

This chimp proves that motherly instinct is universal.

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Look at her smile!

And the tiger cubs seem to adore her too.

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These besties make us gush with so much happiness.

3. A chimp, dog and an elephant.

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Probably the oddest combination yet. But these three have a really strong bond, according to their owner.

I mean, the chimp and the dog tend to hang out most often.

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This is Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe the blue tick hound and Bland always captures their moments together.

And it makes for the most wholesome content.

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I stan these 2.

Friends that climb together, stay together.

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Look at his arm draped around the dog! Can you possibly love this more?

4. Champy the horse and Morris the cat.

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According to their owner, this pair has been best friends for the past 6 years.

And their loving bond makes for some good photo opportunities.

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That rainbow really pulls everything together.

Champy loves to make friends with everyone.

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"We live in NSW Australia," said their owner, "and have quite a few kangaroos on the property – Champy and Morris love to watch them."

Champy has tried to befriend a kangaroo but has not been successful.

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But in the meantime, he has Morris to keep him company.

They even have cute outfits!

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This photograph was titled: "You look this way and I'll look the other." They always have a watchful eye over the farm.

"Morris loves smooching with Champy’s eyelashes."

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And apparently, they're affectionate with each other often.

Morris apparently hates riding bareback...

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Because he always slips off! So these outfits are a necessity. What an amazing friendship they have.

5. Dog and horse.

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Keeping with the subject of horses, now we have a budding friendship between a horse and a dog. And as you can see, they're really fond of each other.

6. Dog and Hamster.

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This combination provides a healthy dose of cuteness.

7. Goat and otter.

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Imagine capturing such a beautiful moment? Wow.

8. Cat and dog.

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Now, these old age frenemies have decided to call it quits and become besties instead. Cute or cute?

9. Chicken and chihuahua.

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This unlikely combination found a love for each other while they were at Duluth Animal Hospital.

Penny, the chicken was rescued from a laboratory, while Roo was found on the roadside.

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“She was an experimental chicken in the program and she had run the course of the experiment, so that was it for her," Williams told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “I asked if I could have her instead of them doing anything with her. I brought her home."

And since then, they haven't stopped spending time with each other.

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Did you ever think you'd see a two-legged dog and an overly fluffy chicken taking a walk in the snow? I's life's most simplest pleasures.

I'd give my heart for these 2.

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And those are just the facts.

10. Pitbull and a chicken.

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This Staffordshire Bull Terrier and her pet chicken have been friends for a while now and they've managed to steal our hearts.

11. Cat and rat.

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I know this isn't your typical friendship, but that's exactly what makes it more adorable! No? It's the rat, isn't it?

12. Bearded dragon and cat.

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It doesn't matter what species you are, friendships can develop everywhere.

13. Green iguana and marmoset.

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It sounds like someone told a very funny joke...

14. Fawn and a Great Dane.

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Pippin and Kate have given the internet an "unlikely love story."

The nature of the relationship is the cutest:

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"Pippin, a helpless baby fawn was abandoned by her mother on the property of Isobel Springett. Isobel’s Great Dane, Kate, adopted Pippin immediately and they have been best friends ever since."

They have been best friends ever since they met.

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And Isobel Springett manages to capture their friendship in the purest form.

15. Mabel the chicken and the puppies.

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"After being saved from the pot due to a foot injury, Mable found a new wonder when she was moved into her owners’ home – puppies! For some reason, the year-old hen has taken to roosting on the puppies and keeping them warm!"

Look how cute this is!

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"Hens, like all mothers, naturally want to protect, nurture, and care for babies. Since she doesn't have babies, but there are puppies around, she wants to mother the puppies, and by god, she's gonna mother them puppies."

16. A golden retriever and an abandoned kitten.

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When Ichimi the kitten was rejected by her mother, Ponzu the golden retriever and his owner Jessiepon took her in and nursed her back to full health.

Ponzu previously had a heartbreak.

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The sig's old bestie, Wasabi the kitten, died after a crow attack so Ichimi has been providing the pup with some TLC since then.

And now they have become inseparable.

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The pair often plays together, and Ponzu even cleans and sleeps together with Ichimi. We love a happy ending to a story!

17. Cat and goat.

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Just look at the smile on the goat's face!

18. Bubbles the African elephant and Bella the black labrador.

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Another unlikely alliance.

Bella loves jumping off of Bubbles.

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And it makes for some incredible pictures!

"On top of the world."

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“Bubbles was rescued in Africa after her parents were both killed by poachers. As Bubbles grew over the years, from 300-9000 pounds, so too did her love for swimming. In 2007, a contractor hired to build Bubbles a swimming pool, abandoned Bella as a puppy at The Preserve. The pool and eventually the river presented these two the opportunity to interact in a way that developed a deep and lasting friendship."

19. Shere Khan, Baloo and Leo.

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We have probably the greatest friendship I've ever seen: A lion, a tiger, and a bear.

They love to hang out in their little play-garden.

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This threesome defies the common stereotype that wild animals cannot get along.

20. Cat and Fox

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This loving relationship developed when the cat and fox came across each other on a landfill site.

And rather than fighting over territory...

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They proceeded to play with each other.

The playful nature of their relationship really made this one heartwarming.

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We love them!

One final shot of the pair.

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I hope you enjoyed this collection of beautiful friendships between unlikely species. If there's one thing we can learn from animals, it's that differences really don't matter.