The Beast of Friends

How strange, educated human beings do not get along with each other, because of Colour, Race, Status, Religion etc and here the Beasts can get along, like a family.
Daily Mail - London
Thursday, Sep 09 2010

We're the beast of friends!

Meet the animal world's most unlikely chums...

Orangutan Hanama
Nanny: Orangutan Hanama keeps his two feline charges in line
A baby tucked lovingly under each arm, this orangutan looks every bit the doting father. The unusual relationship between a giant ape and two little lions, reported in the Mail last week, was formed when the one-year-old cubs were taken from their parents at birth to keep them safe. Instead, uncle Hanama, a three-year-old fellow resident of South Carolina's Myrtle Beach Safari, stepped in as a babysitter. A one-off? It seems not. Here are our favourite bizarre - but adorable furry friendships.
Ouan the cat and friend Tua Lek
Milk of kindness: A cat-and-mouse game from Pichit, Thailand, where Ouan the cat and Tua Lek the field mouse are the pets of a roadside coffee-seller
Freddie the Jack Russell rides Daisy the Shetland pony
Dog tired? A Jack Russell called Freddie hitches a ride on the back of Daisy the Shetland pony in Flaxley, Gloucester
Pillow the Persian Cat and Mindy the parrot
Bagpuss meet Polly: Pillow the Persian cat and Mindy the parrot share a home in Solihull. It seems natural enemies make ideal housemates
A forlorn tigress, heartbroken because her own cubs have died, is foold into adopting a litter of piglets
Snout and about: A forlorn tigress was fooled into adopting a litter of piglets when California zoo staff wrapped them in tiger skins
dog and koala
Tuckered out: When the nearest tree branch is too far to climb, what better resting place for a tired koala than an obliging canine's back?
Anjana, a two and a half year old Chimpanzee, looks after his new best friend, a 21 day old White Tiger Cub,
Earning your stripes: A white tiger cub gets a friendly hug from Anjana the two-and-a-half-year-old chimp at Myrtle Beach in South Carolina
Kia, the first Bonobo ape born in Britain, who has made friends with Bugsy the bulldog.
Now look here: Kia, a Bonobo ape from Twycross Zoo, was rejected by her mother, but luckily found a friend in Bugsy the bulldog
Hoot property: Boobah the owl is welcomed by Snowflake the puppy after the bird was adopted by German Shepherd dog Hazel
A female monkey fondly cuddles a puppy at a shop in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka,
Monkey business: A female primate cuddles a puppy in a pet shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh
 Cindy the Roe Deer Fawn with Rocky the Great Dane Rocky, the Giant Great Dane
Don't worry, deer: Abandoned fawn Cindy is watched over protectively by Great Dane Rocky in Highbridge, Somerset
Todd, the rescued 12 week old fox with 3 year old dog Molly who plays with him.
Teaching an old dog new tricks? Todd, a rescued 12-week-old fox cub, loves playing with his new pal, three-year-old Molly