Animal friendships that warm your heart

Source: Published: 2017/7/28 17:43:12

Highlights: July 30 is International Day of Friendship. And it's not just a day for humans. The following photos show that friendship and affection exist in the animal kingdom too. And animal friendship can be just as heartwarming as the bonds humans form. Photos: CFP

  • File photo: They may be an unlikely pair - but Bea, a three-year-old giraffe, and Wilma, an ostrich, have become the best of friends at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay's 65-acre Serengeti Plain, US. Photo: CFP

  • Pictured is a Persian cat, Srebrina, and a tiny canary, Pino. They have become best friends. Photographer Ekaterina Staromanova took pictures showing the bond formed between the canary Pino and the silver-colored Persian cat Srebrina. Photo: Ekaterina Staromanova/Solent News/CFP

  • Mohammad Al-Hamoury holds a kitten and a puppy at his house in Amman, Jordan on February 26, 2009. Photo: Muhammad Hamed/CFP/ Reuters

  • A lazy monkey hitches a ride to the top of a tree on the back of a parrot. Photographer Alejandro Jaramillo was in San Agustin, Colombia, exploring its historic sites when he noticed the bizarre friendship. Photo: Alejandro Jaramillo/Solent News/CFP

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