The title of best unlikely animal friendship officially now belongs to Archie the Cavoodle (a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mixed with a Poodle) and Hurricane the Tasmanian devil. Archie the Cavoodle lives in Tasmania with his zookeeper mom, Elyshia Wignell.
Elyshia also happens to be hand-rearing little Hurricane, a Tasmanian devil joey. When he and Archie met, they formed an instant bond that is simply too pure for this world.
Archie became very protective of baby Hurricane. He followed Elyshia around and watched her like a hawk whenever she was feeding the joey to make sure he was safe.
Hurricane and his three siblings are being hand-raised after their mother struggled to look after them. Hurricane's sisters will sometimes come over for a visit, but Archie doesn't seem to mind being outnumbered.
"Archie has always been extremely gentle and loving with Hurricane, and to this day, is often extremely happy just to sit by and watch as Hurricane plays around him," Elyshia told The Canberra Times. "However, when they do play together, one of their favorite things to do is play games of tug of war."
As soon as Hurricane and his sister grow a little older, they will be moved into an enclosure and become part of the Devils in Danger Foundation breeding program.
This post was written by Holly Royce. For more, check out our sister site Now to Love.
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