Forever Friends


“The language of friendship is not words but meanings.”   Henry David Thoreau

While I was browsing the web, I came across a story about several extraordinary friendships posted on the National Geographic Channel website.  The video of a stray kitten and a crow is my personal favorite and it inspired the booklist below.  

Rickie and Henri  Jane Goodall

When her human guardian goes on a business trip, Ricki, an orphaned chimpanzee infant, adopts Henri, a shaggy dog, as her "mother."
An Aldabra tortoise and a Hippopotamus develop an unusal friendship.
Continues the story of the unusual friendship between Owen, a young orphaned hippo, and Mzee, a 130-year old Aldabra tortoise.
A stray Labrador named Bella befriends Tarra, a former circus elephant and resident of the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. While the pairing is unusual, the two are inseparable--even when a crisis threatens to separate them. Based on the national media sensation, this is a true story of friendship and loyalty.
Photograph provided by flickr member.