Can’t We All Just Get Along?

I don’t know about you, but when I see photos or hear stories of interspecies animal friendships it just makes me happy. I feel like if two completely different species can hang out, have a good time and be friends, then there truly is hope for the world.


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Take the case of Owen and Mzee, for instance. Owen, a baby hippo, was orphaned by the tsunamis of 2005 and brought to an animal sanctuary in Mombasa, Kenya. While there, he met Mzee, a 130 year old giant tortoise. They soon became great friends and are now inseparable. Check out their website here.

My personal favorite is the ‘foster mom’ Labrador retriever named Lisha. She has cared for over thirty different animals, including a porcupine, cheetahs, kittens and a pygmy hippo. Right now, she is taking care of a couple of tiger cubs… CUTE, right? 


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So, on this Valentines Day, take a cue from these animals and be a good friend to someone–it will be appreciated. 

Cameron for My Wonderful World

Images: www.gigglerific.com and http://advocacy.britannica.com/blog/advocacy/

2 responses to “Can’t We All Just Get Along?

  1. Terrorism, bomb blast and firing. Every where and in every country. People are busy in fighting with each other.
    Only one question comes out of my heart. Can’t we live together?

  2. How true! Of course, it is always good to remember that humans are the only animals on earth with the capacity to hate. It amazes me how unconditional other animals are. You are right—interspecies friendships among animals are an excellent example for all of us attempting to get along with our “earth-mates.”
    I saw a picture a while back of a mother dachshund with seven littermates–one of which was a newborn pig. That mother dachsie took care of and nursed that little pig to be a healthy member of the pack until it was old enough to be on its own. No prejudice, no hatred, no bias—just pure love and acceptance.
    Animals are our teachers…

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