Some Unlikely Animal Friendships That Can Teach Humans a Thing or Two!

Sometimes animals take us humans by surprise. That’s especially true when they’re part of an unlikely pairing such as these. Milo & Bonedigger – Bonedigger the lion suffers from a metabolic bone diseases that rendered him disabled. Milo the dachshund took a strange liking to the king of the jungle. The 500-pound giant has been best friends with the 11-pound dog for over five years now! Anjana & Her Tiger Cubs – Two white tiger cubs were left on their own after their home in the wildlife was ravaged by a hurricane. They were transported to a U.S. animal reserve where their caretaker, China York, cared for them. Anjana is a chimp who lives on the reserve who also took over a caretaker role, and the resulting photographs are absolutely adorable. Rabbit & Deer – An unknown animal friendship was captured by wildlife photographer Tanja Askani. Here, a rabbit and deer keep each other company during cold weather. Bubbles & Bella – Bubbles the elephant and Bella the black lab became best friends after Bubbles was brought to a safari reserve in the U.S. to avoid ivory poachers in Africa. These two look like they have a lot of fun together. Shere Khan, Baloo & Leo – This tiger, bear and lion have a truly unique story. All three of them are rescue animals that were involved one way or another with illegal drug activity. When the three animals met at the Noah’s Ark Animal Sanctuary in the United States, it was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Tiger & Her Piglets – If you think all tigers are...

12 of the Oldest U.S. Structures!

These structures have survived the harshest winters and scorching summers, flooding and lightning strikes, making their histories undeniably interesting. The C.A. Nothnagle Log House has surprisingly avoided any major damage due to nature since its construction between 1638 and 1643. It is the oldest log cabin in the United States and was part of the New Sweden colony. Gibbstown is in the southwest climate zone of New Jersey and experiences some of the state’s highest average daily temperatures and nighttime temperatures, says Rutgers University. This likely contibutes to the breakage of the clay that holds the logs together, however, a good samaritan and his wife constantly replace the clay to ensure the cabin continues to stand strong. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Smallbones) The Fairbanks House takes the title as the oldest surviving timber-frame home in North America, per tree ring dating. The home was built between 1637 and 1641 by Jonathan Fairbanke, a Puritan settler. The home is in superb condition despite its age, weathering severe winter storms, floods and other devices of nature. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Magicpiano) Santa Fe’s Palace of the Governors is a 400-year-old adobe structure built as a governmental seat by the Spanish in the early 17th century. The building’s cement stucco walls are crumbling, having withstood heat soaring into the 100s, wildfires, floods and intense thunderstorms. However, a project to restore the building has commenced, and the walls will be replaced with breathable lime stucco, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. (Photo Credit: Robert Wilson/Boonlong1) The Cathedral of San Juan Bautista, second oldest cathedral in the Americas, was originally built in 1521. The wooden structure...