6 Of The Weirdest Animal Friendships

4. Cat and Dolphins

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Meet Arthur, tabby cat who has some pretty unusual friends: dolphins! This has got to be one of the weirdest animal friendships ever!

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5. Dog And Dolphin

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Meet Ben the Dog and Duggie the Dolphin… These two swim and play together for up to 3 hours per day. But the story behind this fun friendship is quie sad.

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Duggie the Dolphin was first seen in he waters of Tory island, 16km off the north-west Donegal coast back in 2006. Her appearance coincided with the appearance of a dead dolphin off shore. People assume that the dead dolphin was Duggie’s mate, and since dolphins only have one mate for life, she refused to leave the waters where she had lost her mate.

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One day, Ben, a land-loving Labrador jumped in the water and began swimming next to the dolphin. They have been inseparable ever since.

Watch them play in the videos below:


6. Owen and Mzee the Hippo And Tortoise

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During the devastating Tsunami of 2004, a family of hippos was washed swept away at sea, and the family’s baby miraculously survived on a reef. The orphan hippo was saved by some villagers who took pity on the animal. After being rescued, he was sent to a local wildlife park. As soon as he was released into the park, the frightened baby hippo took cover behind a cranky 130-year-old giant tortoise named Mzee.
The turtle had been a loner for lots of years and she was particularly known for not accepting any other animal around her, but she immediately adopted the baby hippo as her own. Two years later, Owen still follows Mzee around the park! Now how’s that for weird animal friendships?

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Here’s a video of the two animals together:


Written with love and coolness by on December 24, 2012 in Weird Stuff
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