Weird Nature

These Amazing Animals Keep Other Animals As Pets

Dog is man's best friend, but it's also an elephant's. Humans aren't the only members of the animal kingdom to have animal companions. Some animals find deep friendship and true, emotional connections with other species, but do animals actually keep other animals as pets?

Your regular old cheetah isn't putting a collar with its name and address on a lovable little canine. It's definitely not yelling "Good boy!" when its furry friend retrieves the newspaper, but sometimes the ferocious felines do actually adopt dogs. In fact, zoos encourage it.

Cheetahs aren’t alone when it comes to keeping animal pets. Nature has seen some weird animal companionships – from horses who keep goats as seeing eye dogs to tarantulas that keep frogs as house pets. Even gorillas have been witnessed adopting kittens only to mourn their death when they've finally moved on. Just try and say animals don't love their furry friend. You can't.

These 10 animals with pets will show you that friendship truly isn't bound by species.