Oh My Buddy! Animals Do Make Great Friends By IBT Staff Reporter On 07/08/11 AT 4:55 AM A Belington Terrier (L) and a Pomeranian Spitz look at each other during the International Dog Show in Afula October 9, 2010. Photo: REUTERS A rabbit rests with a tiger cub at a theme park in Sanya, south China's Hainan province November 6, 2006. The artificially bred tiger cubs get along well with rabbits, which generates tremendous interest among visitors. Photo: REUTERS A mouse rides on the back of a frog in floodwaters in the northern Indian city Lucknow June 30, 2006. Photo: REUTERS Two lion cubs and a dog play in the courtyard of a domestic house in Kharkov some 450 km (279.4 miles) northeast of Kiev December 15, 2005. The three-months old lions live in the house of Tatyana Efremova, a veterinary in Kharkov, who also keeps a number of other exotic animals. Photo: REUTERS A one year-old baby Hippotamus gets close to his adopted mother a giant male Aldabran tortoise at Haller Park in Mombasa. A one year-old baby Hippotamus, Owen, gets close to his adopted 'mother', a giant male Aldabran tortoise at Haller Park on Kenya's coast of Mombasa, January 6, 2005. A 120-year old giant tortoise living in a kenyan sanctuary has become inseparable from a baby hippo rescued by game wardens, sanctuary officials said on Thursday . Photo: REUTERS Rabbits play with tiger cubs at a theme park in Sanya, in south China's Hainan province November 6, 2006. The artificially bred tiger cubs get along well with rabbits, which generates tremendous interest among visitors, China Daily reported. Picture taken on November 6, 2006. Photo: REUTERS A boxer rests as a Dachshund pup approaches it in Sagua La Grande, province of Santa Clara in central Cuba, July 18, 2009. Photo: REUTERS A Ring-tailed Lemur (Lemur catta) and a parrot (Gebirgslori) are seen in their enclosure at the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg April 3, 2008. Photo: REUTERS A four-month-old Amur tiger cub (top) plays with a dog in the municipal zoo 'Royev Ruchey' in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, September 2, 2005. The dog, which has a puppy of its own, nursed the tiger cub and another Sumatran tiger cub after the mothers refused to nurse them. Photo: REUTERS A piglet sleeps on a tiger at Siracha zoo, 80 km (50 miles) east of the Thai capital Bangkok on 2, July 2004. The zoo is trying to boost visitor numbers by teaching domestic animals such as pigs, and wild animals such as tigers, to live together in harmony from an early age. Photo: REUTERS Fourteen inch tall Einstein, a minature horse, plays with St. Bernard Hannah (L) in a field in Barnstead, New Hampshire April 23, 2010. Photo: REUTERS FJabulani a two-year-old elephant, has found a most unlikely maternal figure "Skaap" a female sheep. Jabulani was abandoned by his biological mother in the wild and his has been with Skaap - Afrikaans for sheep - since the day they met. Photo: REUTERS A German Shephard dog known as 'Pepper' sits with two endangered Bengal Tiger cubs and a Cougar cub (R) at the home of Veterinary [Surgeon Rob Zammit] in the outer Sydney suburb of Windsor April 2, 2001. Zammit took the orphaned cubs into his care after their mothers rejected them as a result of recent heavy rains scaring them into focusing on their own survival. Zammit's dog then stepped in to help them with supervising their cleaning and toilet training. Photo: REUTERS A female monkey fondly cuddles a puppy at a shop in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, May 9, 2002. The pet monkey, bought from an animal trader, "adopted" the puppy recently and spends many happy hours hugging it. Hunting and selling of monkeys are prohibited under Bangladesh laws but they are seldom enforced. Photo: REUTERS Nimra, a one-year-old cat, plays with chicks in Amman May 13, 2007. Nimra has been taking care of seven chicks after their mother's death a month ago. Photo: REUTERS A monkey does a handstand on the head of a sheep during a performance at a temple fair held to celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year in Beijing February 13, 2010. The Chinese New Year begins on February 14 and according to the Lunar calendar will be the Year of the Tiger. Photo: REUTERS A female dog sits with a three-month old lion cub at Badaling Safari Animal World on the outskirts of Beijing August 15, 2002. The young lion's biological mother did not have enough milk to feed all of her cubs so Animal World officials put the two animals together. Photo: REUTERS Three-month-old Asian camel Ldinka bends over a fence to nuzzle against an adult Vietnamese miniature pig at Royev Ruchey Zoo in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, June 2, 2009. Photo: REUTERS Brown bear (Ursus arctos) cub Medo plays with the Logar family dog in Podvrh village, central Slovenia June 1, 2011. The Slovenian Logar family has adopted the three-and-half-month-old bear cub that strolled into their yard about 30 days ago. Although the family would like to prepare a fenced enclosure for it, veterinary authorities would prefer to move it into a shelter for wild animals. Photo: REUTERS A dog called "Shura" licks an orphaned roe deer it has befriended in the Simferopol zoo in Crimea June 2011. The deer was found close to its dead mother in a local forest. Photo: REUTERS PreviousNextCompanionship or friendship is not confined to humans but other animals also need it and they show it too.