Cute Animal Couples

The animal kingdom never fails to surprise us, and never more when it reveals to us the relationships that form in it. Animals can form long-lasting bonds with their partners, as well as their friends, and the results are absolutely adorable. Ever wondered what it looks like when two piggy buddies go out for a beach day? Read on to find out!

Wild Cat Love

Image Credit: Pixoto/Anthony D'Angio

Image Credit: Pixoto/Anthony D'Angio

The wilderness is not short of affectionate gestures, and this wild cat couple is a prime example of that. Taking a midday nap has never looked so tender, and so relaxing, and we bet these two are the most loving pair far and wide. It just goes to show that even predators have their soft sides!

The Married Couple

Image Credit: 500px/Ivan Kislov

Image Credit: 500px/Ivan Kislov

It might look like the love of the fox is unrequited, but there is so much care behind it all. Just like a long-term married couple, these two foxes go through their ups and downs, and one of them is clearly trying to make up for some mistake. We wish them the best of luck, knowing that love will always be the stronger force!

Human Love

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Image Credit: Tumblr/largerloves

This photo reminds us so much of how certain primates are similar to us humans, This extremely human-like show of affection is so touching, and so tender, that we almost expect the primates to begin speaking to each other. It’s true and deep love on an entirely another level!

Cat Lick

Image Credit: 500px/Ivan Matushkin

Image Credit: 500px/Ivan Matushkin

Cats can seem cold and selfish, but they have their deeply affectionate side too! This couple is slowing down for some much-needed cuddle time, and a good old lick is simply a part of the deal. It’s a great way to connect, and it proves that cats too take their romantic lives seriously!

Mischievous Fun

Image Credit: 500px/Miroslav Hlavko

Image Credit: 500px/Miroslav Hlavko

The couple that has fun together, stays together! These mice know it well and good, and we can just imagine all the trouble they get themselves into. Having this smile on their face must mean they really found their partner for life, and we are infinitely happy for them. Let the adventures continue!

Seahorsing Around

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Image Credit: Pinterest

It’s rare that we get to see this sign of affection in a creature like a seahorse. They are tiny, and quite ephemeral, which makes this photo even more valuable. The loving couple looks like they are suspended in time and space in the deep ocean, and the whole scene exudes a whole lot of serenity and peace!

Dalmatian Portrait

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Image Credit: Instagram/birdsteele77

These two simply belong together! Quietly and calmly relaxing on a bed, they appear to be having a lazy Sunday together. Complete with tenderness, affection, and a certain dose of elegance, this couple posed for one of the best couple portraits we have ever seen.

I Kangaroo You

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Image Credit: Pinterest

Kangaroos can be cheeky, but they are also very loving mammals. Not only do they carry their young in their pouch, but they also show their feelings for their partners in a beautiful way. Look like this kangaroo just couldn't take the cuteness anymore and declared its love for everyone to see!

Elegant In Pink

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Image Credit: Pinterest

Flamingos are some of the most elegant and remarkable creatures on our planet, and when they pair up, that elegance doubles. This couple is engaged in what looks like dancing on a shallow lake, and we are absolutely enthralled by the show they give us. Pink, stunning, and very romantic!

Protective Partner

Image Credit: Instagram/tinypaws9

Image Credit: Instagram/tinypaws9

These two look like they have been caught in the midst of their afternoon conversation about their dreams and hopes. They are simply trying to plan their happy lives together, and then a human intervenes to take a picture of how cute they look together. Sometimes, the secret lives of our pets are unbelievably exciting!

Unusual Friends

Image Credit: Reddit/maxjai2

Image Credit: Reddit/maxjai2

The fact that we even have TV programs on networks like the BBC, all about animal couples and friends, just goes to show that it is a phenomenon worth documenting. Animals can make unusual acquaintances with different species, and the result of such friendships is absolutely adorable, to say the least!

Hitching A Ride

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Image Credit: Facebook/Teddy The Shetland

Ponies are among the cutest creatures we know of, but did you know they are also always up for giving their friends a ride? This beautiful pony has no problem saddling up to bring his furry friend to wherever he needs to go, and if that isn’t a dedicated friendship, we don’t know what is.

Netflix Together

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Image Credit: Reddit/RealHousFrau

Animals want to relax too, and chilling to the sound of the TV in the background is one of the best ways to do so. Even though they probably can’t understand what is going on, they sure do like to cuddle on the couch, just like us humans do. These two besties seem like they have the whole evening relaxation session thing down.

Wildlife Friendships

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Image Credit: Getty Images

In the wild, interspecies friendships are extremely common. Animals help each other in various ways which end up as a benefit for each side, but we bet they also form some friendships along the way. Just look at this pair!

Braving The Winter

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Image Credit: Instagram/lizzie.bear

Nothing like having your best buddy to spend the cold winter months with! These two are quite the team, as they bundle up in a warm blanket while in the snow. Dog friendships seem to be strong as iron, and the tenderness and affection they show for each other are mindblowing!

Minds Connected

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Image Credit: Imgur/MahadySharkar

Dogs are incredibly intelligent creatures, and their entire world of communication is rich, even though we can’t understand it. They show affection for each other in the most loving ways and surely share an intellectual bond as well. We bet dogs pick their friends much as humans would!

The Power Of Tenderness

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Image Credit: Reddit/MegaFirren

You wouldn’t expect a gorilla to appear this tender. This giant and beautiful specimen seems to have befriended a duckling, and it looks at the little bird with such love and care that it makes our heart wrench. What a beautiful example of powerful animals showing their soft side!

Cross-Habitat Friends

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Image Credit: Reddit/asmidk

If you live on land, and your best friend in the water, things might get a bit tricky for you, but these two certainly don’t let their different habitats deter them from having a lasting bond. It’s the perfect example of how aquatic and terrestrial life unites in mutual love, and we wish more animals explored the unknown in search of a buddy!

Beach Day

Image Credit: Instagram/prissy_pig

Image Credit: Instagram/prissy_pig

As if spending a day at the beach wasn’t exciting enough, these two brought it all up a notch and made the trip downright adorable. Putting on matching costumes and looking like they are having the absolute time of their lives, these two piggies are who we want to be when we grow up, and we mean it!

Classy Tea Time

Image Credit: Instagram/mr.pokee

Image Credit: Instagram/mr.pokee

Animals, too, like to go out for some high-end tea when in on holiday, and this adorable hedgehog and cat couple is making the best of it. Not prepared to waste any minute from their romantic getaway, they share unforgettable moments that their friends back home will listen to for months to come!

Enjoying Nature

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Image Credit: Instagram/lottiethecollie

Dogs love the outdoors, and by the looks of it, they can also enjoy serenely basking at the moment. These two found themselves a beautiful spot overlooking a wild riverbed, and they decided to take a minute to take it all in. It’s very likely they were planning their next adventure together!

Mating For Life

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Image Credit: Unsplash

Many animals in the wild mate for life and that means they get to develop deep bonds with their partners. They tend to show affection for one another pretty often, and luckily, wildlife photographers are there to capture the touching moments. Penguins are among the monogamous animals, and we have plenty of proof of their loving natures!

Hand In Hand

Image Credit: Reddit/porku

Image Credit: Reddit/porku

When you are a dog, and you want to take your other half for a walk, you do it as romantically as possible. If hand in hand in dog terms means this, we think it’s even cuter than what we humans do. Walking away into the sunset has never seemed so utterly touching!

Farm Friends

Image Credit: Reddit/Infinity

Image Credit: Reddit/Infinity

Life on the farm isn’t always easy, but the animals there sure know how to make it more pleasant for themselves. Making friends is one of the best ways to assure you are never having a bad time, and this cow and goose know it better than anyone. In case they are in need of some cuddle time, they are there for each other!

Raccoon Love

Image Credit: Instagram/pumpkintheraccoon

Image Credit: Instagram/pumpkintheraccoon

Animals are so human-like in how they show their affection, that it just proves how close to each other as species we are. This raccoon is having some quality personal time with his friend, and it is one of the cutest expressions of love we have seen in the animal kingdom. We can even feel the sweetness of the moment!

Animal relationships are astounding, as they keep reminding us of how human animals actually are. Not only do some of them form lifetime bonds with their partners, but they can also have friendships that cross-species and habitats. There is no limit to the love they can express, and we find it incredibly touching!

Sources: BBCReader’s DigestThe Spruce Pets

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