An Australian shepherd has been cuddling with a litter of cheetah babies after their mother died weeks after giving birth through a rare cesarian section at the Cincinnati Zoo.
You'll never be able to answer whether you're a cat or a dog person again.
A male goat and a female sheep created Butterfly, who has a goat face and feet, but is covered in wool.
"It was very precious. It was very gentle," Margaret Howe says of the relationship she had with Peter, a bottlenose dolphin.
Lions, tigers, and bears! Oh my!
If you think you've seen every interspecies friendship, think again. In her new book, "One Big Happy Family," Lisa Rogak collects the pictures and stories of 50 different interspecies friendships that are bound to brighten your outlook on the world. Here's a sneak peek!
A doomed interspecies love affair is given new hope thanks to the intervention of caring neighbors. So poignant. (Thanks, Mary and Victoria!)
2012: The year when species, great and small, finally decided that love > hate. May they be an inspiration to us all.
...or are they? JK, they totally are.
This is obviously a video transmisson from heaven, right?
John and Julie Bolton's black and white spotted lamb was orphaned, but luckily their dalmation was feeling generous. "It doesn't matter how old you get -- if this sort of thing doesn't make you feel good when you see it, well, I hope never to get that old." Indeed.
A Reddit user posted these pictures and wrote "this little squirrel keeps coming in through the doggy door to hang out with my cat." Ahhhhh!
Zoo babies turning the cute scale up to 11. Can't even handle this.
The thing that is important to note about these guys is that they are each others' best friends in the whole wide world. Which is cute. Their names are Murkin and Ginger. (Tangential PSA: Feel free to Google image "Murkin," but don't Google image "Merkin.")
Another day, another heartwarming story about a dog who uses the power of love to save the life of a piglet destined for the slaughterhouse.
A glorious video matrix by Philip Bump depicting every interspecies relationship that YouTube has to offer. Click through and lose yourself in a world where the dolphin lies down with the horse. And a little goat shall lead them all.
I don't know about you guys, but my stress level just dropped by about 20%.
Be still my beating heart.
I'm just gonna leave this here.
It starts out kind of awkward, since it's a blind date and all.
An unlikely duo find a common ground with the game of fetch. It's love.
Conservationist Damian Aspinall searched for a gorilla named Kwibi he bonded with five years ago during a program to re-introduce animals back into the wild.
Claw fondling and beak nuzzling are abound in this cute video.
This is love.
Aww! It's the possessive-boyfriend dog.
Watch a monkey attach itself to the underbelly of a furry white dog and ride around.
Typography nerds and lovers of interspecies friends can come together in appreciation of this video.
Okay, they're not really bullying the six-week-old lion/tiger mix, although he sure does look scared.
It's firmly Monday morning so I don't really have words to describe this yet.
Yes, that would be a beagle leaning in for a peck on the snout from his raccoon buddy.