In the animal world, special friendships between individuals belonging to different species aren’t non-existent. In fact, these unique and interesting friendships teach great lessons to humankind too. This incredible friendship between a brown bear and a grey wolf is proof that it’s possible to stay united with one another despite numerous differences and mismatches.
In 2013, a Finnish photographer named Lassi Rautiainen captured a totally unexpected friendship between a brown bear and a grey wolf. The brown bear is a male while the grey wolf is a female. The strange couple looked like they are having a great time together; hunting, walking and even sharing a meal with each other.
As documented by Rautiainen, the duo spent their days together for at least 10 days. During evenings, they were often spotted sharing carcass meals with each other.
Rautiainen told Daily Mail that such a friendship between a bear and a wolf is an extremely rare sight. According to his knowledge, this is the first time that such a relationship was developed between a bear and a wolf, at least in Europe. He added that it’s a mystery how the duo became friends.
However, he guessed that the two young animals might have come together due to loneliness and the difficulties of surviving alone in the wild. He continued: “It is nice to share rare events in the wild that you would never expect to see. It seems to me that they feel safe being together.”
Although his speculation might be the truth, we cannot arrive at a conclusion as it’s not backed by scientific evidence.
If the families of these two buddies could somehow meet up, both parties will surely be scared to death. Fortunately, in this case, the two best friends are focused on the softer side of each other. The images of the two animals running and playing with each other are truly heartwarming and are proof that friendship has no limits.
Nature always comes up with fresh things to surprise us. Although we are baffled and confused, the pair are definitely enjoying each other’s company to the fullest. So, check out the adorable clicks and share your thoughts with us in the comments!
Image credits & further info: Kesava | wildfinland.org