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.
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.
A zoo employee cared for this baby chimp after its mother died, but never expected that her dog would end up raising the chimp as one of her own. No word yet on whether it has been taught to bark!
This is certainly a different kind of agility competition.
Simba the lion cub, Monty the dog and Thumper the rabbit are best playmates.
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.
Cows are obviously good judges of character. Rotties have a bad reputation, but it's really uncalled for.
Adorable Australian shepherd puppies hone their herding skills on some stubborn ducklings. Squee factor is fairly high on this one, so be careful.
There is a baby chicken in this picture. He's a day old, and when he escaped, I feared the worst once I saw the cat was in the same room. But this ended up working itself out just fine.
This bear cub wandered into a Slovenian farm and befriended Aijka the dog. Best buds instantly.
I don't know about you guys, but my stress level just dropped by about 20%.
Luke the orange tabby and Tally the beagle-mix are obviously devoted to each other.
A rare, consensual interspecies massage. As long as everyone's having a good time, I see nothing wrong with this...
If you can't be with the one you love, honey, love the one you're with. If a puppy and a duckling can get along, why can't we?
No really, this guy wrote a book about his love and sex with a dolphin. In an interview he also claims that 15% of people have sex with animals.