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Forgive (or embrace) the obvious pun, but... HOO says a cat and an owl can't be close friends?

Not Forbi, the feline in the following video, who is doing all she can to get the attention of an owl named Cleo.

The unlikely pals, whose footage has been shared more than 100,000 times on Facebook, are owned by Brazilian biologist Andre Costa.

They met at a young age and have been inseparable ever since, even if you wouldn't totally know it based on Cleo's reaction below. Come on, Cleo, give Forbi some love!

As unexpected as this friendship may seem, there are other examples of even more unexpected animal bondings.

Like this lion, this tiger and this bear. Or this cheetah and this dog. How adorable, right?!?

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Who says bears are so different from humans?

These animals may seem scary, but they get excited when they reach the green in golf, same as anyone else. They also like to Twerk.

And as a heat wave hits Southern California, with temperatures soaring into the triple digits, they look to cool off in the same way as their two-legged frenemies:

By taking a quick dip in the pool!

Watch this black bear chill out on the property of a home in Sierra Madre Sunday afternoon. Someone get that guy a drink with an umbrella in it!

Pool owners in the area should take note: It's not expected to get any cooler in The Golden State over the next few days.

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While Kanye West played concerts and yelled at people in wheelchairs to stand up this weekend, his wife played tourist in Australia.

Much to the chagrin of one very unhappy koala.

Indeed, Kim Kardashian took daughter North West to the zoo this morning, enjoying a few hours on the Sunshine Coast at a facility founded by the late animal conservationist Steve Irwin.

"Thank you @AustraliaZoo for having us today. So many good memories #AustraliaZoo," Kardashian wrote on Instagram soon after leaving, captioning a photo of herself and a resident who looked anxious to be put down by the reality star.

Kim Kardashian and Koala

According to Us Weekly sources, the famous family was given a private tour of the zoo, with Kim getting up close and personal with some cheetahs, birds and crocodiles.

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Excuse this baby bear... but may he play through?

In an awesomely hilarious video captured by YouTube user/golfer Andi Dzilums, play for her and her group is interrupted when a four-legged creature makes his way on to the green.

Enamored by the flag stick in the hole, the bear plays around with it, sort of doing his own version of a pole dance, clearly having the time of his life.

And before departing, the adorable little guy finds another treat to take with him: a golf ball! All mine!

In other cute baby bear news:

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Draven Rodriguez, a senior at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, doesn't ask for much in life.

But he's had one simple dream since last year: he wants his yearbook photo to be the following professional picture, snapped of him and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth, along with a handful of lasers. 

"I'm not trying to make any statement," Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette. “Other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am."

A Kid and His Cat

Anticipating a negative response from the administration, Rodriguez preemptively started an online petition to allow for the image's inclusion in the upcoming edition of the yearbook.

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No offense, pandas. You can be ridiculously adorable.

But a rare pygmy hippo was recently born in Sweden’s Parken Zoo and she may truly be the cutest animal to ever walk the face of the Earth.

Her name is Olivia, she weighed in at only 13 pounds at birth and she’s been dubbed the Michelin Man because, well, just look at her:

Pygmy hippos, which typically grow to about half the size of a regular hippopotamus, are an endangered species that are native to West Africa.

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Baby elephants. They're the best, aren't they?

These animals play soccer... they joyfully play with ribbons... and they totally cause us to collectively melt when they learn how to blow bubbles with their trunk.

Case in point: this two-week old calf at the Reid Park Zoo in Tuscon, Arizona. 

Most young elephant suck their trunk just like human babies suck their thumb, often taking at least six months until they can use this body part to eat and drink.

So this kid is way ahead of the game! And way adorable as well!

On the flip side, nothing is sadder than a baby elephant crying. Nothing.

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Human beings could learn a lot from the animal kingdom. 

Specifically, we could learn how to make the most out of a seemingly sad situation, taking a lesson from this two-legged dog, who is hopping around without a care in the world.

Or from Peekaboo, an Egyptian fruit bat who has been living at Bat World in Texas since 2009 when she and her mom were rescued from difficult conditions at a roadside zoo.

They often went a long time with no food, water or stimulation.

One Happy Bat

But the USDA then got involved and Bat World "happily offered to take them," says Bat World Sanctuary founder Amanda Lollar.

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Ready for a return to Japan’s Rabbit Island?

In February, we posted a video of this amazing locale, which was once used to manufacture mustard gas and which now is home to the most impressive collection of bunnies in the world.

Every now and then a human being strolls these shores, however, offering up food to the furry locals and getting embraced in a flurry of snuggles.

Have you ever been more jealous of anyone in your entire life?!?

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Remember the cheetah and the dog who chased each other around and acted as total best friends late last year?

Or the baby cheetah and baby who formed a tight bond this summer at the San Diego Zoo this summer?

Well, the latter pair is back in the news... for the most adorable of reasons!

Raina, a female Rhodesian ridgeback, recently traveled with her best pal Ruuxa, a male cheetah cub, while the latter had surgery at to fix her bowed legs.

The dog remained by the cheetah’s side throughout the procedure, onlookers confirm, also hanging closely around when the cub awoke from sedation.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park officials say the two have been best friends since they were paired together at four and five weeks old.

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