Cute animals: How sweet are these furry friendships?

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Giraffe getting close to the dogInstagram / @TheRhinoOrphanage

This might seem like an unusual friendship, but a baby giraffe and dog have been hanging out together in South Africa.

And they're the best of friends.

A video of the pair has been shared, showing Jazz the giraffe with Hunter the dog.

Jazz was rescued by a farmer who found him abandoned at two days old.

He was taken to The Rhino Orphanage in Limpopo Province and that's when he met his new bestie!

Hunter was so taken by Jazz, that he refused to eat or leave his side until he was better.

The two have been BFFs ever since.

We already knew that animals make friends just like us, but who knew so many were making pals across the species? Let's take a look.

Pony and Goose
Miniature-horse-and-goose.Bucks County SPCA

A friend is someone who's there in your time of need and that goes for this caring pair!

Hemingway the goose, offered a helping quack when Waffles the mini-horse became ill, at the animal shelter in Pennsylvania in the United States.

The pair were rescued from a local farm and they're both up for adoption together, so that they stay side by side forever.

Horse and a sheep

Horse and sheep pictured in a field leaning towards each otherSam Neill

Actor Sam Neill owns a farm in New Zealand, and back in March shared a video of his horse and sheep strolling around the paddock together, with the caption: "This is what FRIENDSHIP looks like."

It sounds like the sheep has another incentive for wanting a much taller chum, with Sam adding, "and when it rains, the old ram stands under his friend the horse to stay dry".

Dog and a lion

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Watch a video of the unlikely best friends

Usually a lion and a dog would be enemies, but not these two!

Bone Digger the lion and Milo the dog met at a zoo in Oklahoma in the US.

Milo is so helpful, he's even been spotted cleaning the lion's teeth! Cute but gross!

Dog and a cheetah cub

Cheetah cub and puppy togetherColumbus Zoo and Aquarium, Grahm S. Jones

10-week-old cheetah cub, Emmett and 7-week-old puppy buddy, Cullen, formed one of nature's most unlikely friendships when they met at Columbus Zoo.

Dog and a monkey

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Monkey and dog become best friends in Colombia

This baby capuchin monkey and dog became unlikely best friends in Colombia, South America.

The monkey had been removed from its home at birth, according to police, so locals paired the monkey with a dog, who they believed would look after it.

They became firm pals.

Puppy and cygnet

Sidney the cygnet with Jesse the ChihuahuaJones Boatyard

A very special bond was formed between this orphaned cygnet (a baby swan) and a chihuahua after it was rescued.

Sidney the cygnet was found with a neck injury in long grass in St Ives, Cambridgeshire.

Sidney became instant friends with eight-week-old puppy Jesse.

Dog and ducklings

Fred the dog with ducklingsMounfitchet Castle

In 2018 we saw Fred, the 10-year-old labrador, become an unlikely foster parent to nine ducklings.

They were found waddling around the grounds of Mountfitchet Castle in Stansted, Essex, with their mother nowhere to be seen.

Staff took them inside, where Fred decided he's be the one to keep a close eye on them.

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