Wacky Weekend: Animal Friendships

A cheetah and a dog, an ox with a pig—no matter the match, these photos of unexpected animal friendships will melt your heart. Check out the photo gallery below.

Spotted at the Odessa Zoo in Ukraine, a cuddly kitty nuzzles up against a young deer. Now that’s a purr-worthy pair.
Photograph by Vitaly Tkach
Raised together since they were two months old, Amani the black Labrador retriever and Winspear the cheetah are BFFs at the Dallas Zoo in Texas.
Raised together since they were two months old, Amani the black Labrador retriever and Winspear the cheetah are BFFs at the Dallas Zoo in Texas.
Photograph by Dallas Zoo, Newscom