Courtesy of National Geographic Channels/David Chapiro
Premieres Friday, February 27 at 10 PM ET/PT on Nat Geo WILD
Never doubt the power of friendship. Sometimes man’s best friend is not who you think it is, and sometimes predator and prey bond in the most unexpected ways. Of all the unlikely animal friends in the world, we search out the most unique, most surprising and most loving in Nat Geo WILD’s popular Unlikely Animal Friends, returning Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 p.m. ET/PT with all new episodes.
The six-episode series documents one heartwarming tale after another, many of which have gone viral on the Internet. Now we’re digging a little deeper to share the personal stories. There’s Penny, a rescued silkie chicken, and Roo, a disabled Chihuahua, best friends who rule the roost in the waiting room of an animal hospital where their owner is a receptionist. Clients like to schedule their appointments around the unlikely friends to see their bonding in person.
We also meet Craig and his mountain-climbing buddy, Millie the cat, who never complains on a climb and always wants to go higher. Craig found Millie at an animal adoption center in Utah. Little did he know that it was a match made in mountain-climbing heaven.
Then there’s the animal rescue mission that reunited a goat named Mr. G with his best friend, a donkey named Jellybean. They were separated after being rescued from neglect and sent to different sanctuaries. Mr. G’s caretakers soon realized that he was depressed without his donkey buddy, so they found Jellybean and brought her back to her best friend. The video of their reunion highlights an incredible bond.
Hear about these stories and many more on season four of Unlikely Animal Friends, where animals love, cuddle and cohabitate with any creature they choose, regardless of species.
The Chicken and the Chihuahua
Friday, Feb. 27, at 10 PM ET/PT
Meet a two-legged Chihuahua and his inseparable chicken friend who hold court in an animal hospital waiting room, get to know a mountaineer and his rock-climbing cat and hear the incredibly sweet tale of the goat who refuses to leave his donkey friend’s side.
Love at First Sight
Friday, March 6, at 10 PM ET/PT
Get to know a Hawaiian surfer who hangs ten with his pet pig, a blind woman who relies on a guide horse and an immobilized cat that’s protected by a faithful dachshund.
The Tale of the Cockatoo and the Kitty Cat
Friday, March 13, at 10 PM ET/PT
Learn more about a California man who hangs ten with his surfing goat, hear the tale of the cockatoo who enjoys giving massages to her once-feral feline friend and meet a hunting dog whose best friend and co-worker is a two-and-a-half-foot-tall Eurasian eagle owl.
Friday, March 20, at 10 PM ET/PT
Get to know a farm dog who loves to mother a wild orphaned fawn, an autistic boy who connects deeply with his flock of chickens and a rat who loves to hang around with a feline friend.
Friday, March 27, at 10 PM ET/PT
Meet a boy who was saved by his heroic family cat, a dog who mothers a “goat puppy” and a man who spoils his pet deer.
A Cheetah Cub, Puppy Love
Friday, April 3, at 10 PM ET/PT
Learn more about a dog and cheetah cub duo, a soldier who found a friend in a time of war and a pair of Dalmatians who adopted a kitten.