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...
Nanny: Orangutan Hanama keeps his two feline charges in lineA 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.
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
Dog tired? A Jack Russell called Freddie hitches a ride on the back of Daisy the Shetland pony in Flaxley, Gloucester
Bagpuss meet Polly: Pillow the Persian cat and Mindy the parrot share a home in Solihull. It seems natural enemies make ideal housemates
Snout and about: A forlorn tigress was fooled into adopting a litter of piglets when California zoo staff wrapped them in tiger skins
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?
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
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
Monkey business: A female primate cuddles a puppy in a pet shop in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Don't worry, deer: Abandoned fawn Cindy is watched over protectively by Great Dane Rocky in Highbridge, Somerset
Teaching an old dog new tricks? Todd, a rescued 12-week-old fox cub, loves playing with his new pal, three-year-old Molly