Unlikely animal friends can make some of the most adorable pals out there. These photos of unusual animal pairings are all the proof you need.
1. Horse and Dog
These two are always horsing around. Best friends Poppy, the rescued Shetland pony and Tilly, the 10-year-old Jack Russell, are always sharing a joke.
2. Otter and Cat
This six-week old otter and a litter of kittens became best friends after a tough start to life. This baby otter was just one of three siblings to survive after their mother passed away. But life is looking up now that he's found friendship in a family of four orphaned kittens at the Secret World Rescue center in Somerset, England.
3. Monkey and Dog
Jack the failed army Alsation, who's had a few problems with his behavior, formed an unlikely relationship with Odo, the abandoned gibbon in Essex.
4. Dog and Deer
Here, orphaned deer Bluebell gives a loving kiss to best friend, Sam the Labrador. The two are apparently inseparable.
5. Sheep and Dogs
For Billy the sheep, going for walks with the rest of his pals is just part of his everyday routine. Saved as a lamb just hours after his mother was sadly killed, Billy was rescued and now lives at the Wildlives rescue center. He has become fully convinced that he is a dog.
6. Dog and Horse
You'd normally expect the mare to wear the trousers in this doggie-horse relationship, but with this duo, the 48-inch-high Great Dane Jacob stands taller than his dear friend, Tweedle-dee, the 29-inch Shetland Pony. They met each other at the Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary near Ramsbottom, Lancashire.
7. Cat and Horse
Then there's this cat and horse who just cannot stop cuddling. Check out the adorable video below of them nuzzling:
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