Unlikely Friendships: 50 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

By Jennifer S. Holland

It truly is precisely like Isaiah 11:6: “The wolf additionally shall live with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the child . . . ” Written by way of National Geographic magazine author Jennifer Holland, Unlikely Friendships files one heartwarming story after one other of animals who, with not anything else in universal, bond within the such a lot unforeseen methods. A cat and a poultry. A mare and a fawn. An elephant and a sheep. A snake and a hamster. The well-documented tales of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten; and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee. And virtually inexplicable tales of predators befriending prey—an Indian leopard slips right into a village each evening to sleep with a calf. A lionness moms a child oryx. Ms. Holland narrates the main points and arc of every tale, and likewise bargains insights into why—how the younger leopard, most likely motherless, sought maternal convenience with the calf, and the way a toddler oryx encouraged an analogous mothering intuition within the lionness. Or, within the tale of Kizzy, a fearful retired Greyhound, and Murphy, a purple tabby, how cats and canines really comprehend each one other’s physique language. With Murphy’s friendship and aid, Kizzy recovered from existence as a racing puppy and have become a convinced, dependable relations pet.

These are the main striking friendships among species, gathered from worldwide and documented in a variety of full-color candid images.

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