The irony here is not in the sweet friendship between the two creatures here. It’s that the green fella on the left is called a “giant tortoise”. Yeah, it’s significantly bigger than your average pet tortoise, but we wonder if it knows that the water-loving friend on the right will eventually be tank-sized.
Sure, they are about the same size now, but you just wait. Soon enough, that hippo will be so big the tortoise could ride its back with room to spare.
Lioness and Bear
What are the chances of a lioness meeting a sun bear? Slim to none. Now, what are the chances of the two becoming besties? Even lower. Now, what are the chances of one of them being albino? About 0.00000002% (sure, the number is legit. Don't look it up, though.)
What we're looking at is a statistical anomaly of the first degree! Who knew statistics can be so gosh darn cute?
Rhino and a River Hog
We can see that. I mean, if you squint a little, it kinda looks like a rhino with a baby rhino. (A rhino calf? Do they call baby rhinos calves? *quick Google* Yes, they do!)
But the smaller creature here has nothing to do with rhinos. Not genetically, anyway. River hogs are, in fact, more closely related to pigs, which is why they are also nicknamed bushpigs.
Frog and Crocodile
The person who took the picture called it a "jawsome" friendship, and honestly, we're kind of mad we didn't think about this first. Like, we know it's not really possible given how time works (until time machines become a thing, anyway), but still.
The person who snapped the picture says that these two were lounging around in the sun together for more than five minutes! That's a long time to be hanging around with something you normally consider dinner.
Baboon and Bushbaby
While commonly nicknamed bushbaby, this animal goes by Galagos to anyone who knows what they're talking about. But honestly, look at this one here adopted by a female baboon, and tell us that's not her actual baby in this picture.
While these two normally don't normally meet in the wild, they were able to meet and form a special connection in an African animal orphanage in Kenya.