15 Sweet Animal/Human Friendships

Dogs are man’s best friend, but we can be BFFs with other animals, too. These adorable human/animal pairs prove that friendship comes in all shapes and sizes. Sponsored by Animal Practice.

1. Mike and Lil’ Bub

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2. These Sweet Assistant Photographers

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3. This Lion and the Woman Who Saved Him

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4. Antonio The Bear and this Zookeeper

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5. This Little Girl and Her Baby Sloth

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6. These Costumed Buddies

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7. Rico and Staff Sgt. Jason Allaire

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8. Blake Dinkin and Flora The Elephant

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9. Christian the Lion and John Rendall and Anthony Bourke

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10. These Poolside Buds

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11. Vanessa and Jack The Moose

12. Pua the Anteater and Her Owner

Tim Donovan / CC BY-ND 2.0 / Flickr: myfwcmedia

13. This Rodeo Sheep and Her Rowdy Rider

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14. The Cat and Baby Who Double Up On a Swing

Peter / CC BY-ND 2.0 / Flickr: digitonin

15. Dr. Coleman and Dr. Rizzo

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