Cute animals: How sweet are these furry friendships?

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Miniature-horse-and-goose.Bucks County SPCA

There's a mini-horse called Waffles up for adoption in Pennsylvania in the United States. But there's a catch - or a perk - depending on how you look at it.

If you want Waffles, you'll have to take his best friend Hemingway the goose too.

The pair were rescued, along with two peacocks and twelve ducks, from a local farm.

They've become so inseparable during their time at the animal shelter, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals say they'll only allow them to be adopted by someone who will give both a home.

They became especially close when Waffles become ill, and Hemingway was there for the six-year-old mini-pony at his time of need.

Cindy Kelly of the Bucks County SPCA said: "Their body language made it obvious that they're friends and that they better stay together."

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.

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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