Animal Buddies

 

Isn’t everything better with a friend? Some of the critters at the Zoo and Safari Park sure think so! And just like many of our playmates are different from us, animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. buddies don’t have to belong to the same family—or even speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent.!

 

Our ambassador cheetahs like to have a canineAn animal taxonomic group that includes dogs, wolves, foxes, and jackals. pal to keep them company, and one of our hyenas takes his lynx with him when he goes for a walk! We know a timber wolf who thinks it’s “dog-gone” fun to hang out with his pooch buddy, and there's monkey at the Zoo with an otter BFF, and they don’t think that’s “odd” at all.

 

Do you and your best friend always have each other’s back? So do our pygmy hippo and Wolf's guenon buddies! And even when they’re just relaxing, the Park’s anoa and red river hog pair sticks together! How much fun is it to have a good friend? Check out this month's video and meet our newest animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. buddies—a rhino calf and Ankole cattle calf—and see how they spend their day!