I don’t know about you, but when I see photos or hear stories of interspecies animal friendships it just makes me happy. I feel like if two completely different species can hang out, have a good time and be friends, then there truly is hope for the world.
Take the case of Owen and Mzee, for instance. Owen, a baby hippo, was orphaned by the tsunamis of 2005 and brought to an animal sanctuary in Mombasa, Kenya. While there, he met Mzee, a 130 year old giant tortoise. They soon became great friends and are now inseparable. Check out their website here.
My personal favorite is the ‘foster mom’ Labrador retriever named Lisha. She has cared for over thirty different animals, including a porcupine, cheetahs, kittens and a pygmy hippo. Right now, she is taking care of a couple of tiger cubs… CUTE, right?
So, on this Valentines Day, take a cue from these animals and be a good friend to someone–it will be appreciated.
Cameron for My Wonderful World