Cartoons and The Discovery Channel are quick to remind us that certain types of animals simply don’t like each other: cats and dogs, cats and birds, cats and mice, pretty much cats and every other animal species in the world. Unless you’re Snow White, it can be hard to bring animals together and make them play nice, let alone become lifelong friends.
Every now and again there are times when animals forget that they aren’t supposed to like other species, and they put aside their differences to be absolutely adorable; if there’s anything cuter than a dog sleeping on top of a bigger dog, it’s a dog that’s sleeping on a deer. Now that we live in a digital age, adorable cross-species animal moments can be caught on film and shared worldwide: so everyone can enjoy the rare sight.
Are you ready to see some cute animals palling around with their natural predators? Good, because we have 18 of them that will challenge everything you thought you knew about the animal kingdom! Here are the top 18 most unlikely animal friendships that have been caught on camera.