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  • Episode 1: Famous Friends Forever

  • When unlikely animal friendships are caught on tape, their amazing stories go viral. Meet a goat and a donkey that share an unbreakable bond, a boy and his life-saving buddy and a couple with an unusual houseguest.

  • Episode 2: Baby Mamas

  • When unlikely animal friendships are caught on tape, their amazing stories go viral. A protective mother goat adopts an orphaned foal and a nursery dog raises everything from a fox to a warthog, but his next baby is a big challenge.

  • Episode 3: Furry Godmothers

  • When unlikely animal friendships are caught on tape, their amazing stories go viral. A dog protects a sick cat after the two are abandoned, a miniature horse serves as a seeing-eye animal, and one special cat looks after shelter animals.

  • Episode 4: Purrfect Pair

  • When unlikely animal friendships are caught on tape, their amazing stories go viral. Meet the dog and owl who go to work together, a pig and his best pal hit the surf, and a cat forms a close bond with a cockatoo.

  • Episode 5: Three's Company

  • When unlikely animal friendships are caught on tape, their amazing stories go viral. Meet the unlikely animal trios that share an amazing bond. Two dogs befriend a baby raccoon and one unusual sheep protects two orphaned rhinos.

About the Show

The natural world is full of amazing stories, but sometimes animals act in ways that seemingly go against all their instincts. From an elephant standing guard over a sick dog, to a giant tortoise adopting a baby hippo, and a lioness that ignores all the laws of nature to look after a baby oryx, this heart-warming documentary examines the cases of animals that have struck up unusual relationships. Delve into the stranger side of nature as we ask, can animals really be friends with other species?

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