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17 unlikely animal friendships

By: Laura Moss on July 1, 2011, 9:37 a.m.
Kitten and chick

Photo: ZUMA Press

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A friend in need

While some cats might spot a helpless baby chick and think “lunch,” this orange tabby kitten in Russia saw a friend in need of a helping paw. Baby pavlovskya hens are particularly susceptible to attacks from rats and other vermin, but this little chick stayed safe all spring, thanks to its frisky feline bodyguard.