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. 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. Fred & Dennis – What’s cuter than Fred the Labrador and Dennis the duckling hanging out together? Dennis’s mother was mauled by a fox on Fred’s property, which resulted in the abandoned duckling finding a new best friend in Fred. 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. Kate & Pippin – A Great Dane and a baby deer might seem like an unlikely combination; that is, until you meet Kate and Pippin. Pippin was just a baby deer who was taken under Kate’s care. She has since moved out into the surrounding wilderness with other deers, but Kate’s owner claims that she still comes back to visit her old pal. 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...

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 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) Charleston’s iconic Pink House was built in the mid-1690s and is known as the longest-standing tavern in the South, says The Pink House Gallery. The home was constructed with ‘Bermuda stone,’ a soft material that is soft and easy to cut but hardens in the elements. The impressive little house showcased its strength when the 1886 Charleston Earthquake hit, damaging several brick buildings surrounding it. The building also survived Hurricane Hugo’s wrath in 1989. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Brian Stansberry) Taos Pueblo, built over a thousand years ago, is STILL inhabited and received the honors of being both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and National Historic Landmark. The adobe structure has stood firmly in the face of fires, floods and heavy snow. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Ron Cogswell) Paul Revere’s home is like a time capsule nestled amidst the bustling streets of Boston and is the city’s oldest building. The home survived many brutal winters, including 2015’s string of relentless winter storms, an everlasting symbol of the United States’ road to independence. (Photo Credit: Flickr/Teemu008) The Cliff Palace of Mesa Verde National Park was constructed in the 1190s by ancestral Puebloans known as the Anasazi. The walls...