Herd of Buffalo Adopt Orphaned Elephant
Nzhou, an elephant whose parents were poached by ivory hunters, has been adopted by a herd of buffalo. Nzhou looks a bit out of place with the herd, as she towers over them, but they accept her as one of their own.
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Ten-month old Virginia the pig and her dog buddies Max and Luna wait for food from their owner, Wendy Paulas. Paulas, who is from Colorado, adopted Virginia and told ABC News the pig fits right in with her dogs, even adopting their mannerisms.
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Ten-month old Virginia the pig and her dog buddies Luna, left, and Max take a nap on the couch together.
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Leo the African Lion, Baloo the American Black Bear and Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger were all born in early 2001 and came to Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary after being rescued from an Atlanta home basement by police officers during a drug raid. Their bond has lasted as they've grown together, and Baloo, Leo and Shere Khan eat, sleep, play together and groom each other.
Liberty and Tiger Lilly share a moment at Noah's Ark Animal Sanctuary in Loucost Grove, Georgia.
A three-year-old German Shepherd named Foxy gets cozy with Munchie, a seven-week-old baby goat, March 23, 2011. The animals' owner, Nancy Osuna of Montabello, Calif., said Foxy is usually very shy, but quickly took Munchie under her wing. The pair met just five days ago, but already sleep together, play together and follow each other around.
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Too cute! A squirrel plays with a kitten at the house of resident Ruben Gaviria in Colombia. Tita, the mother of the kitten, has been nursing the injured squirrel since Gaviria rescued it six days ago in a park.
Three-month-old Asian camel Ldinka bends over a fence to nuzzle against an adult Vietnamese miniature pig at Royev Ruchey Zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk.
A wolf and a donkey share a cage in the northwestern town of Patok in Albania. The donkey was brought into the enclosure to be fed to the wolf, which was caught in the northern Albanian mountains four months ago. The animals have since become attached to each other, cohabitating in the cage for the last 10 days, and attracting curious villagers and local media.
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A monkey helps a parrot get rid of lice at a wild animal park in Shenzhen, China.
How often do you see birds feeding fish and not eating them? Here a black swan feeds carp at a wildlife park in China.
Auan, a 7-year-old female cat, shares a meal with Jeena, a 3-year-old male mouse at a farmer's house in the central province of Phichit, north of Bangkok. The
animals' owners say Auan found Jeena three years ago and has been his
playmate and protector since then.
A mouse rides on the back of a frog in floodwaters in the northern Indian city Lucknow June 30, 2006. It does not get any cuter than this.
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A tiger cub climbs over piglets at a park in south China. The tiger cub was abandoned by its mother and is being raised by a sow.
A female dog sits with a 3-month old lion cub at Badaling Safari Animal World on the outskirts of Beijing. The young lion's biological mother did not have enough milk to feed all of her cubs so Animal World officials put the two animals together.
Piek, a 4-year-old monkey checks 1-year-old Pom the cat for lice at a temple in a city north of Bangkok. Both animals were abandoned at the temple by their owners a year ago. Since then they have become playmates have been taking care of each other.
BoonLua, a long-tailed macaque, lives with Toby, a rabbit, north of Bangkok. BoonLua, the 6-year-old wild monkey, lost both its legs and one arm during an attack by dogs three years ago. It dragged itself to a nearby temple where it received medical treatment and survived. He now lives in a custom built enclosure with the rabbit.
A dog feeds two Siberian tiger cubs and her puppy at a zoo in China. The mother of the cubs was not able to feed them after giving birth, China Daily reported.
A brown bear carries a dog during a show in a circus in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, November 22, 2009.
It was puppy love for a duck and puppy in China. The Chinese family had a pet duck, and when they took in an abandoned pup, the two became fast friends. They play together, they nap together, and they are rarely out of each other's sight.