Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom

Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom Author Jennifer S. Holland
ISBN-10 0761159134
ISBN-13 9780761159131
Year 2011-06-28
Pages 210
Language English
Publisher Workman Publishing Company
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Written by National Geographic magazine writer Jennifer Holland Unlikely Friendships documents one heartwarming tale after another of animals who with nothing else in common bond in the most unexpected ways A cat and a bird A mare and a fawn An elephant and a sheep A snake and a hamster The well documented stories of Koko the gorilla and All Ball the kitten and the hippo Owen and the tortoise Mzee And almost inexplicable stories of predators befriending preyan Indian leopard slips into a village every night to sleep with a calf A lionness mothers a baby oryx It is exactly like Isaiah 11 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb and the leopard shall lie down with the kid Ms Holland narrates the details and arc of each story and also offers insights into whyhow the young leopard probably motherless sought maternal comfort with the calf and how a baby oryx inspired the same mothering instinct in the lionness Or in the story of Kizzy a nervous retired Greyhound and Murphy a red tabby how cats and dogs actually understand each others body language With Murphys friendship and support Kizzy recovered from life as a racing dog and became a confident loyal family pet These are the most amazing friendships between species collected from around the world and documented in a selection of full color candid photographs

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