MUSCHI AND MAUSI ~ When the mysterious black cat Muschi crossed Mausi the bear's path, instead of bad luck, the zoo animal found a friend. How Muschi got into Mausi the bear's enclosure at the Berlin Zoo in 2001 is still unknown. But ever since then, the cat and bear have stuck together. Zookeepers even had to move Muschi into Mausi's cage while the enclosure was being expanded, because the two couldn't stand being without each other.
In 1983 Tippi Hendren established the Shambala Preserve in California’s Mojave Desert, a wildlife sanctuary for lions and tigers. This lions name is Togar. He was brought to the sanctuary but had never been around any other lions. He had to live with humans or be put down. This family took him in and loved him and he never hurt anyone.
Romain Mattei photographed what looks like a monkey massaging a stray cat on a pavement in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. However, the cheeky monkey was doing the moggy a favour by searching for fleas. Picture: Romain Mattei/Barcroft Media
Bonedigger the crippled lion forms inseparable bond with Milo the miniature sausage dog - to the point where Milo even helps clean his teeth!