Just Pal’ing Around – Animal Best Friends
TORQUE AND SHREK
When keepers where afraid that baby owl Shrek’s mother might eat her due to stress, they removed her from the environment and good boy Torque stepped in as surrogate parent. They love to snuggle and have a hootin’ good time together.
BUBBLES AND BELLA
Bubbles may weigh 8,940lbs more then Bella, but that doesn’t stop them from being best friends — going for walks and swims together. Then met in 2007 when a contractor that was building Bubbles a swimming pool left Bella at the park’s preserve.
BOAR AND DOG
Small, but mighty! This boar and dog love chasing away intruders together.
ROSCOE AND SURYIA
This unlikely pair belongs to Doc Antle (featured in Netflix’s documentary, Tiger King). Roscoe was orphaned and Suryia the orangutan adopted him. The pair is featured in the children’s books that Doc Antle has written.
OWEN AND MZEE
Owen, a baby hippo, was separated from his mother during a tsunami in 2004. He was brought to the Haller Park Rescue Center on the Kenyan coast where he met Mzee, a 130-year-old tortoise. They palled around for two years before Owen was moved to a separate enclosure, due to his size and concerns for Mzee’s safety.
ROO AND PENNY
Fluffy, two-legged, and good-natured, it’s no surprise that Penny and Roo became fast friends. Penny is a silkie chicken and Roo is a two-legged Chihuahua. Both were rescued from the Duluth Animal Hospital.
RABBIT AND DEER
A picturesque woods scene of a rabbit and deer living in harmony.
BEA AND WILMA
Long necked buddies, Bea and Wilma love hanging out together at Busch Gardens in Florida.
ANJANA THE CHIMP
After two young tigers where separated from their mother, Anjana took on the task of helping raise them in South Carolina, USA.
FRED AND DENNIS
When Dennis the Duck’s mom was killed by a fox, Fred brought Dennis home and begged his owner to keep him. His owner allowed the new feathered friend and the two have become fast friends.
TINNI AND SNIFFER
The fox and the hound movie becomes a reality in Norway, as Tinni the dog and Sniffer the wild fox play in the woods and hang out daily.
SHERE KHAN, BALOO, AND LEO
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my, what great friends! This threesome shares the tragic background of being raised and abused by a drug dealer. They were rescued and currently enjoy their days together at Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in Georgia.
JAX AND WALLY
Jax, a Bernese mountain dog has a tiny squirrel friend named Wally. Wally was a baby when Jax’s family brought him into their home. Wally and Jax get along and Wally is often found hiding nuts in Jax’s thick fur.
CAT AMONG THE GOATS
Can you see who is hiding among the goats? It looks cozy in there!
CAT AND TURTLE
I can’t tell if the cat is enjoying the turtles company or just likes the heat lamp too much to move