These skillfully shot videos reveal fascinating, touching and quite unlikely cross-species friendships in the animal kingdom.
Despite the odds, there are countless stories of the most unlikely cross-species relationships imaginable: a goat guiding a blind horse; a doe who regularly visits her Great Dane surrogate mother; a juvenile gibbon choosing to live with a family of capuchins, and so on. Instincts gone awry?
The subject has mystified scientists for years. Now, NATURE investigates why animals form these special bonds. Informed by the observations of caregivers and noted scientists Temple
Grandin and Marc Bekoff, the film explores what these relationships suggest about the nature of animal emotions. The full videos are at the NATURE site. Funny dog video of Labrador playing with cougar-showing-animal-odd-couples frinedship
Video of Animal Odd Couples – fawn & dog
After being abandoned by her mother, a baby fawn, Pippin, was adopted by a Great Dane, Kate, and they have been best friends ever since. Kate’s owner Isobel Springett describes the uniqueness of their relationship: “When they greet each other, I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s not a deer greeting a deer. It’s not a dog greeting a dog. It’s definitely something that they have between the two of them.”