Unlikely Friends

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Several blogs ago, we posted about the Suryia the orangutan and Roscoe a Blue Tick hound who became friends when they crossed paths at a South Carolina preserve for endangered animals. The video of these animal friends can be found by a quick internet search or visiting www.tigerfriends.com/about.html.  If you want to see them in real life you must visit T.I.G.E.R.S. Preserve in Myrtle Beach.  Here’s another popular video about animal friends, enjoy!!

 

 

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Mariel Loveland describes the two stars of this video, e Fum, a black cat, and Gebra, a barn owl who can be seen playing together in a field and interacting like old pals, “some people are skeptical about whether or not it’s real. Personally, I think some of the footage is real. As someone who grew up surrounded by lots of woods, I’ve see animals interact this way before so it’s definitely possible. Some of the commenters point out the tethers on the owl’s leg which leads me to believe it’s a trained pet. In that case, the owl and the cat were probably filmed to interact in this way specifically. What doesn’t seem real is the frame where the Fum jumps on Gebra, and Gebra flies at the camera, it looks kind of like it’s some kind of 3D animation.”

Real or fake, this video is absolutely adorable, and the foreign sounding music adds just enough whimsy to make me want to repost it on my fellow cat-loving friends’ Facebook Walls.   

Animals have a sensational ability to surprise us with the rare bonds they form, often defying animal experts’ understanding and even going against the predatory instincts of nature. Whether a snake and a hamster, a crow and a cat, or a dog and an elephant–these are all fascinating friendships animals have formed beyond the boundaries of species.

See animal friends Suryia and Roscoe at the Preservation Station and the tour and safari in Myrtle Beach.  For more information on the web about Tigers Preserve, go to www.tigerfriends.com/about.html.  Proceeds from the tour go to the Institute of Greatly Endangered and Rare Species and the Endangered Wildlife Species Foundations. 


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