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16 unlikely animal friendships

Polar bear and huskies

Photo: Norbert Rosing

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Give me a hug

Wildlife photographer Norbert Rosing was taking photos in northern Canada when a polar bear arrived on the scene. Rosing thought it was going to be the end of dog breeder Brian Ladoon's Canadian Eskimo sled dogs, but to his astonishment, the bear nuzzled a dog and in return, the dog licked the bear’s face. Thus a heartwarming round of playtime and cuddling began between two natural predators.