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Me and my cross-species buddy

Interspecies interactions offer people a way to connect with a world they have become estranged from
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 05:50
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Videos of unlikely animal pairs romping or snuggling such as Moo Moo Kitty, an Ankole calf, and Chutti, a greater one-horned rhinoceros (above), and Ruuxa the cheetah with Raina, a rhodesian ridgeback dog from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California, have become so common that they are piquing the interest of some scientists, who say they invite more systematic study.
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Videos of unlikely animal pairs romping or snuggling such as Moo Moo Kitty, an Ankole calf, and Chutti, a greater one-horned rhinoceros, and Ruuxa the cheetah (above) with Raina, a rhodesian ridgeback dog from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, California, have become so common that they are piquing the interest of some scientists, who say they invite more systematic study.

New York

A GOAT frolics with a baby rhinoceros. A pig nestles up to a house cat. A rat snake makes nice with the dwarf hamster originally intended as its lunch.

Few things seem to capture the public imagination more reliably than friendly interactions between different species - a